Our region's plan
Why do we have a regional NRM plan?
A regional NRM plan guides natural resources management activities such as pest control, sharing groundwater and conservation over a ten year period, and guides the allocation of the NRM levy.
Having a regional plan is a statutory requirement under the Natural Resources management Act 2004 for the South East NRM Board.
SE NRM Board draft Business Plan 2019/20-2021/22
Consultation on the Board’s draft Business Plan 2019/20-2021/22 has now concluded. The plan is now in the process of being considered by the Minister.
This Business Plan is a transitional plan that will operate while the new Landscape SA Act is implemented.
Some of the key changes:
- A transition to 4 priorities for investment that align with the Minister for Environment’s 'back-to-basics' priorities:
- Maintain water quality and availability
- Minimise impacts of pest plants and animals
- Maintain the health of soils and land
- Conserve native vegetation, wetlands and coastal habitats
- A clearer definition of services to be delivered and detailed investment of levy funds
- An increased investment to support landholders to build and maintain healthy soils and manage their on farm landscapes
- A increased investment in engagement, advice and compliance, for managing pests, soils and water affecting activities
- A stronger focus on monitoring, including developing citizen science within the region.
The Board has worked closely with the community to develop a Business Plan that reflects community values, the Board’s legislative functions, and builds on existing programs.
Your values, your ideas, your NRM Plan
The South East region’s current plan is being updated and adopting some new approaches, including:
- Involving the community in the planning process and focusing on what is important to them.
- Planning at the subregional level to tailor management activities to suit the different landscapes and communities of the South East. Find out more about how you can be involved.
- Managing the landscape as a system, rather than separate assets.
- Preparing for drivers of change, including adapting to climate change to increase our region’s resilience.
Understanding how our natural resources-dependent industries operate in our landscape
Understanding the drivers, pressures and threats to our parks and natural areas
- Understanding how our urban landscape links to NRM