Regional NRM Planning

Why have a regional plan?

The regional NRM plan sets the ten year direction for natural resources management (NRM) for the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Region. It has been prepared on behalf the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board and under the requirements of Section 75 of the Natural Resources Management Act 2004. At an overarching level, the regional NRM plan aims to progress the objects of the NRM Act including supporting ecological sustainable development of the Region.

Regional NRM Plan structure

The regional NRM plan sets a long-term vision for the management of the region’s natural resources. The region plan was endorsed by the Minister in May 2017 after extensive consultation with the region's communities, businesses and organisations.

The plan is comprised of two document, which includes:

The Strategic Plan - sets the vision and goals for NRM on the Eyre Peninsula over the next ten years, describing the Region’s livelihoods, lifestyles, landscapes and seascapes.

It provides a summary of the Region’s history, present condition of natural resources and outlines future drivers including climate change projections.

This component of the plan is downloadable in a full version or in the following sections:

• Chapter 1 – Strategic framework (summary version)

• Chapter 2 – Spencer subregional description

• Chapter 3 – Central Eyre subregional description

• Chapter 4 – Southern Eyre subregional description

• Chapter 5 – Musgrave subregional description

• Chapter 6 – Far West subregional description

• Chapter 7 – Policy framework

The Business Plan

The plan sets out the programs and actions that will be funded by the Board to contribute to the implementation of the targets of the Regional NRM Plan including activities that the Board will deliver in partnership with industry, local government, landholders, farming groups, volunteers and community organisations over the next three years. It also includes details of how the regional NRM levy is calculated and an insight in to the previous year’s achievements.

Community participation

A participatory approach was undertaken to prepare the plan, with extensive engagement over three years. These engagement activities focused on developing an understanding of what the community value on the Eyre Peninsula, and identifying opportunities to protect and enhance these valued features. This focus on values was decided as research and practice shows that when values are identified and reflected in planning processes, meaningful action is more likely to occur. Part of this included producing a short film called ‘Love EP – there’s nowhere else I want to be’, which showcases the valued features of the Eyre Peninsula. Quotes from the film and engagement activities have been included throughout the plan.

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