Natural Resources Management Groups

District-based Natural Resources Management (NRM) groups provide an important link between local communities and the SA Arid Lands (SAAL) NRM Board. NRM group members are local people who ensure that there is community input into the development and delivery of the NRM Plan for the region. NRM groups also help people in the community to care for the environment and use natural resources sustainably by building awareness, skills and networks.

There are six NRM groups in the SA Arid lands region:


Group meetings are held at regular intervals across the region. If you have any queries about the groups, please contact the relevant Community Engagement Officer.

If you would like to know more about our District Groups and becoming a member read our fact sheet, or contact the Natural Resource Centre on 8648 5300.

Group members

Gawler Ranges

Name Contact details
Kate Greenfield (Chair)
Rick Barratt (Board rep) 
Catherine Hollingsworth (Board proxy)
Leslie Koch
Alistair Dermer
Scott Michael  
Denise Sharp  
Proxies: Amanda Michael, Andrew Oswald  
Chris Fulton (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5376


Name Contact details
Murray Tyler (Board rep)
Jan Ferguson (Board proxy)
Jasmine Richards
James Barry
David Hunter
Clint Taylor
Tina Law  
Proxies: Leighton Randell, Tricia Williams, Jessica Barry, Kate Taylor  
Lucy Goldspink (Community Engagement Officer)

8648 5903

Kingoonya newsletter


Name Contact details
Janet Brook (Board rep)
Rick Barratt (Board proxy)
Gina Rieck
Frank Warren
Alex Nankivell  
Arthur Ah Chee
Mark Mayfield  
Peter Mbuteti (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5304


Name Contact details
Jacqueline Williams (Chair)
Mark Sutton (Board rep)
Malcolm Pridham  (Board proxy)
Alice Taysom
Francesca Fennel
Joel Kowald   
Caroline Thomas
Cameron Williams
Greg Warren
Sarah.Stevens (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5389

North Flinders

Name Contact details
Ian Ferguson (Chair)
Leonard Nutt (Board rep)
Lesley Nicholls
Norton Warnest
Ngatina Purnell-Webb
Reg Wilton  
 Proxy: Glenys Aird  
Matt Westover (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5385

North East

Richard Williams (Chair)  
Malcolm Pridham (Board rep)  
Byron Crawford  
Nick Rasheed  
Terrance Coulthard  
Sanchia Treloar  
 Kurt Tschirner  
 David Sawers  
Matt Westover (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5385

Soil Board plans

Prior to the community-based NRM Groups and the community-based SA Arid Lands NRM Board, each of the districts in the SA Arid Lands region had a community-based Soil Conservation Board. The SAAL NRM Board recognises that many in the region still utilise the information in the Soil Board Plans and the information continues to inform planning processes around the SA Arid Lands Regional NRM Plan.

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