Subregional NRM planning

The Subregional NRM Plans (Mallee Woodlands, Ranges and Cross-border Creeks, Dunes and Flats, Volcanic Plains and Southern Dunes) identify local values and priorities and set out an action plan that can be used by a range of organisations and groups working in NRM. 

In preparing the Subregional NRM Plans the Board sought to understand community values about NRM in each subregion and what drives and threatens our landscapes. Information was gathered through surveys, meetings and forums, and then brought together into community workshops in mid-2017 where we discussed the future of our landscapes and what actions to take.

The Subregional NRM Plans for our region were adopted by the SE NRM Board in 2018.

Putting plans into action

In May 2018, almost 100 community members got together with Board members and staff, to develop key NRM actions into projects for funding through the NRM levy. Projects include:

  • supporting landholders in best practice soil management
  • targeted control of pest species and increased compliance
  • supporting landholders to protect and establish native vegetation
  • protecting habitat for coastal birds; and protecting water quality for public water supply, wetlands and primary production.

Work on a number of the first round of projects has taken place and in January 2019 a public forum was held in each subregion to report on progress, and then again in September 2019 to celebrate our shared achievements.

At the January forums, participants learnt about the SE NRM Board's Australian Government funded National Landcare Program projects and took part in discussions about citizen science in the South East.

The September 2019 public forums updated Citizen Science activity and NLP achievements from the Board and we worked together to create a list of project ideas for 2019-20 levy investment.

Each subregion page linked below has a summary of 2018-19 Project Achievements, and a synopsis of the forum held in the subregion.

The results of the Citizen Science conversations can be found here.

Click below for information on each subregion and to view subregional NRM Plans


Subregional descriptions

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Mallee Woodlands
Dunes and Flats 
Ranges and Cross Border Creeks 
Volcanic Plains and Southern Dunes


More information

  • NRM Planning Team
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