• Sustainable farming

  • Improving water quality

  • Rebuilding landscapes

Welcome to the National NRM Regions’ web-site

So, who are we and what do we do?

Regional natural resource management (NRM) is about the planning and delivery of programs that support healthy and productive country, viable communities and sustainable industries. Regional NRM organisations work from the paddock to the regional scale to address issues that require a landscape perspective. Our approach enables community and landcare activity to better address long term strategic issues of national importance.

56 regional NRM organisations cover all of Australia and its estuarine and coastal areas. Many have been in existence since the mid-1990s. While they have different constitutions (some are established by State Governments others through relevant Community Associations legislation and one, Ocean Watch, by the seafood industry) they have all been recognised as regional NRM organisations by the Federal Government as part of the Natural Heritage Trust and its successor programs including the National Landcare Programme.

All regional NRM organisations are governed by Boards of directors that represent their community’s NRM perspectives and priorities.  Boards are appointed by State/Territory governments in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and elected or appointed by the community/stakeholders in Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Ocean Watch. The ACT government is the regional NRM organisation for that Territory and has appointed an advisory committee to assist the department.

This web site was developed by the NRM Regions Australia, a national group established by the annual Forum of Australia’s 56 regional NRM organisation Chairs. Our aim is to illustrate the work of regional NRM organisations across Australia.

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