Our region's plan

Natural Resources Management Plan

The Regional NRM Plan have been developed by the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management (SAMDB NRM) Board in partnership with the community and key stakeholders.

The Regional NRM Plan is a high level strategic plan that sets the direction for natural resources in SA Murray-Darling Basin region and contains a long term vision for the region, 20 year aspirational targets for the condition of the natural resources and describes the region as 4 districts. 

The Business Plan was reviewed during late 2015 to early 2016 with valuable contributions from many committed individuals and organisations in the SA Murray-Darling Basin region. The SAMDB NRM Board thanks all contributors for their expertise, guidance, advice and support during this time.

The extensive consultation process undertaken by the SAMDB NRM Board has given confidence to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment & Conservation and the Natural Resources Committee of Parliament to adopt the Business Plan, which will take effect in the financial years 2016 through to 2019. The recently adopted Business Plan is available from the below link. The Strategic Plan remains unchanged.

Recently, the SAMDB NRM Board also facilitated the development and completion of the Regional Action Plan (RAP). The RAP has been developed to guide the implementation of the Regional NRM Plan (Volume A) by identifying local priorities and actions that can be used by a range of organisations and groups working in NRM. This plan was launched on 23 March 2017 as an online tool.

The plans:

Volume A Strategic Plan sets out a vision of we can work together to secure a healthy environment that supports a diverse economy as well as the wellbeing of our communities, ecosystems, soils and water resources. It is a plan for community, business and government.

Volume B Business Plan is a three year plan that outlines how the SAMDB NRM Board will invest the money it raises through levies and other funding sources to achieve outcomes identified in the Strategic Plan.

Our Focus 2019-20 is a document that summarises the SAMDB NRM Board’s annual operational plan.  The annual operational planning process produces an approved work plan that clearly aligns with the strategic directions and focus areas of the Board.

Regional Action Plan is a 3-5 year plan that provides information that can be used by a range of individuals, groups and organisations with an interest in NRM, at local and regional scales, to guide investment priorities, inform project planning, form new partnerships, and identify areas of shared interest.

The new online Regional Action Plan can be found here.

Hard copies of the plan can be obtained from the Murray Bridge and Berri Natural Resources Centres or the Mount Barker Natural Resources Office. See the Find Us page for full contact details, or email SAMDBenquiries@sa.gov.au