What is NRM?

Natural resources management (NRM) is an approach that aims to work together with the community to manage the environment in a way that achieves a balance between our collective need for resources and the needs of the environment.

The roles and responsibilities within NRM are legislated under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004. There are a number of key organisations involved in the implementation of this Act.

  • NRM Council
    The NRM Council is the state wide body responsible for the implementation of NRM in South Australia. The NRM Council provides advice to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, prepares the State NRM Plan and works collaboratively to achieve its outcomes, and assists the Regional NRM Boards in developing their Regional NRM Plans.
  • NRM Boards
    There are eight NRM regions in South Australia. Each has a Regional NRM Board that is responsible for the development and delivery of the Regional NRM Plan for that region. This plan sets targets for the environment in the region. It is developed in partnership with the community and stakeholders and aims to ensure that there is a balance between the needs of the community and the environment.
  • Natural Resources
    Natural Resources South East is the agency that delivers a diverse range of programs and projects in the region on behalf of the regional NRM board and Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.