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 soil and landscape management 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.

Subregional Plans, developed in consultation with the community over 2017-18, provide direction on the threats, values and drivers for natural resource management in the South East.

SE NRM Board Business Plan 2019/20-2021/22

The Board’s Business Plan 2019/20-2021/22 has been approved by the Minister for Environment and Water and will begin implementation from July 1 2019.

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'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.
  • 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

More information

  • Planning Team
    08 8735 1177