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 will run from 18 December 2018 – 4 February 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 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.
Want to have your say?
Subregional forums held in late January and will include:
- An update on the subregional projects design and progress
- An introduction to the Boards National Landcare Program projects
- Discussions with the community on Citizen Science in our region and
- Consultation on the new Draft Business plan
Everyone welcome, 5:30pm-8pm, includes a light meal.
Mallee Woodlands - Tuesday 22 Jan 2019 - Tintinara Community and Recreation Centre
Volcanic Plains and Southern Dunes - Thursday 24 Jan 2019 - City of Mt Gambier Town Hall
Dunes and Flats - Tuesday 29 Jan 2019 - Robe Bowling Club
Ranges and Cross-border Creeks - Thurs 31 Jan 2019 - Gather On Gordon, Naracoorte
Feedback on the plan is invited from 18 December 2018 until 5pm, 4 February 2019. Submit your comments to DEW.SENRMBoard@sa.gov.au, or call the Natural Resources Centre on 87351177.
Read the draft SENRM Board Business Plan 2019/20-2021/22.
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