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 Executive Support member.

Group membership - nominations open 2018

NRM group members are community members that are appointed for a three-year term by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation.

Nominations are now open for positions on the Gawler Ranges, Kingoonya, Marla-Oodnadatta, Marree-Innamincka, Northern Flinders and North East Pastoral NRM groups with vacancies in each group.  The closing date for nominations is 5pm, Friday 20 April 2018.

Download the nomination form and return via email to

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)
Catherine Hollingsworth (Board rep)
Rick Barratt (Board proxy)
Josephine Drennan
Joel Venables
Leslie Koch
Louise Gavin (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5376


Name Contact details
Ashley Williams (Chair)
Murray Tyler (Board rep)
Malcolm Pridham, Glenise Coulthard (Board proxy)
Jasmine Richards
Jessica Barry
Stephen Lyons  
David Hunter
Clint Taylor
Proxies: Leighton Randell, Tricia Williams, James Barry  
Sarah Voumard (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5903

Kingoonya newsletter


Name Contact details
Raylene Ogilvy (Chair)
Janet Brook (Board rep)
Rick Barratt (Board proxy)
Gina Rieck
Valerie Fuscheti
Frank Warren
Alex Nankivell  
Arthur Ah Chee
Patricia Waye-Hill (proxy)  
Sarah Stevens (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
Lelia Kamphorst (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5389

North Flinders

Name Contact details
Brendon Bevan (Chair)
Leonard Nutt (Board rep)
Lesley Nicholls
Kate Blackmore
Ian Ferguson
Cheryl Waye (proxy) 
Matt Westover (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5385

North East

Richard Williams (Chair)  
Ross Sawyers (Board rep)  
Malcolm Pridham (Board proxy)  
Byron Crawford  
Nick Rasheed  
Terrance Coulthard  
Sanchia Treloar  
 Katherine Levingstone  
Louise Gavin (Community Engagement Officer)

 8648 5376

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.