Our region's plan

The Northern and Yorke (NY) Regional Natural Resources Management (NRM) Plan guides how the land, water, biodiversity, marine and coastal environments are managed in our region.

The NY NRM Board developed the plan in consultation with the community and key stakeholders. The plan encourages people to work together to protect and enhance our natural ecosystems while sustaining the region's primary production, local economies, social and community well-being.

The long-term vision of the Regional NRM Plan is 'Working together for a healthy and productive environment.' The plan sets goals and targets to achieve this vision. It guides the allocation of the NRM levy and other funding to NRM programs that are priorities of the community and legislative responsibilities of the Board.

The plan is delivered by Natural Resources NY through a diverse range of programs and projects that combine the priorities of the community with the legislative responsibilities of the board.

The NRM Plan is made up of two parts:

  • Strategic Plan 2019-2029 The vision, goals, targets and strategies for NRM in the region, and a comprehensive overview of the natural resources within the region which identifies threats and opportunities to improve the management of these assets.
  • Business plan 2019-2022 The actions that the NY NRM Board will undertake and invest in to achieve the goals of the Strategic Plan. The Business Plan was adopted by the Minister for Environment and Water, David Speirs MP on 27 March 2019.

The Business Plan is a stand-alone document that identifies investment priorities for the next three years. This is a ‘rolling’ document, meaning that it is reviewed and updated each year.

The Regional NRM Plan is aligned with the State NRM Plan South Australia 2012-2017.

Copies of the NRM Plan are available in hard copy format from our Natural Resources Centre.