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

More information

  • Planning Team
    08 8735 1177