South Coast NRM Inc.

SOUTH Coast NRM coordinates and administers funding provided by the Australian Government and the Government of Western Australia specifically allocated for natural resource management (NRM).

SOUTH Coast NRM organisation benefits from strong community, industry and government support for on-ground work organised under the themes of Land, Water, Biodiversity, Cultural Heritage and Coastal and Marine.

With the help of partners, they have developed a framework for managing the future of key natural resources.

All regional activity and funding is directed by Southern Prospects 2011-2016 – the South Coast Regional Strategy for Natural Resource Management.

SOUTH Coast NRM is one of 56 Australian NRM groups committed to achieving positive social and economic outcomes and the sustainable long-term management of the natural environment.

Western Australia has a further six regional NRM groups – Rangelands NRM, Peel Region, Perth Region NRM, Wheatbelt NRM, Northern Agricultural Catchments Council and the South West Catchments Council.

Since June 2003, South Coast NRM, the other WA regional groups and the state government have been signatories to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) formalising a working relationship. The agreement also provides a framework for cooperation, mutual support and accountability for conservation and sustainable land use within the state.

Under the MOU all WA NRM groups agree to develop regional strategies; consult with the broader community; develop investment plans which include prioritisation of activities; maintain community input into the implementation and evaluation of their strategies and provide advice at state and regional level.

The regional NRM group chairs and chief executive officers meet regularly to ensure a consistent approach is being adopted across WA and that community concerns and issues are voiced to the Australian and state governments.

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Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority

The Port Phillip and Westernport CMA (PPWCMA) is one of ten regional Catchment Management Authorities. It was established in 2002 as the peak natural resource management body in the Port Phillip and Western Port region to develop and oversee the implementation of the Regional Catchment Strategy.

The PPWCMA provides leadership to a range of stakeholder groups and works to deliver integrated catchment management and sustainability of the region’s catchment assets by building cooperation, coordination and partnerships amongst these groups.

PPWCMA stakeholders are varied and include businesses, government agencies, strategy partners, landholders and individuals interested in improving the environment, community and landcare groups and local government organisations.

The region

The Port Phillip and Western Port region is Victoria’s most diverse and complex by virtue of its location, geography and demography. It encompasses the densely populated urban Melbourne, sprawling outer city suburbs, growth centres on the urban fringe and rich rural land and natural parklands.

The region’s rural land possesses great economic value, contributes around $1billion to Victoria’s economy every year. Protecting both its monetary and biodiversity value is an important role of organisations such as the Port Phillip and Westernport CMA.

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Terrain is one of 56 Regional Bodies across Australia, working with the community, government and industry to look after our natural resources in the Wet Tropics region of North Queensland.

Terrain NRM:

  • Is a community-based not-for-profit organisation supporting natural resource management (NRM) in the Wet Tropics region.
  • Builds partnerships to secure the health of natural resources including the region’s water, biodiversity, soil, climate, traditional owner and community assets.
  • Provides planning direction, information, advice and practical support to community/groups/organisations/individuals with an interest in NRM.

Established in 2003, Terrain is a not-for-profit public company funded from a range of corporate, government and philanthropic sources. Current key funding programs include the Queensland Government’s NRM Investment, Australian Government’s National Landcare  Program, Reef Water Quality Programme and Reef Trust, which combined are worth some $9 million, which Terrain is administering on behalf of the region.

Terrain’s key role is to support implementation of the  Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country by supporting action, facilitating funding and integrating effort to achieve sustainable communities and ecosystems in the region.

A critical factor in the success of the region’s approach to NRM, is the strength of its partnerships across all sectors and tiers of the community.

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South West NRM Group Ltd

South West NRM Ltd was established to support practical action by landholders, community, Landcare groups, Traditional Owners, local government and Industry groups at a regional scale on one hand; and manage NRM investment from Australian and State governments on the other. The key principle behind the regionalisation of natural resource management is that decisions should be made by people close to the source and the context of the issues so to ensure environmental sustainability occurs in an economically, socially and culturally appropriate manner.

As a community-based company, South West NRM Ltd’s vision is reflective of its community values and priorities for natural resource management in the region.

A strong commitment to community consultation and participation is demonstrated through the South West NRM Ltd Board of Directors, Community NRM Forums, focus groups and the development of the Regional Natural Resource Management Plan (NRM Plan).

South West NRM provides support and funding for projects that foster Landcare and catchment management ethics including projects for protection of riparian areas; weed and pest control; feral animal management; land, vegetation & water condition monitoring as well as the preservation and protection of areas of significant natural and cultural value.

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Southern Gulf Catchments Inc

Southern Gulf NRM is the Natural Resource Management organisation for the Southern Gulf region of north west Queensland. They work with the community to deliver projects that improve and protect our region’s natural resources and to maintain the prosperity of industries that rely on these. They work closely with pastoral, community, conservation, local government, mining, Indigenous, tourism and other industry sectors to identify priorities, projects and partnerships and deliver on-ground solutions. Our current major focus areas are:

  • Weed management
  • Grazing and rangeland management
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Supporting schools and community groups to participate in NRM

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South East Queensland Catchments

Territory Natural Resource Management

Territory Natural Resource Management (TNRM) is an independent not for profit organisation that works with landholders, community groups, industry and government to ensure sustainable management of water, land, soils, plants and animals.

TNRM have been operating since 2005 and their members include industry bodies, Landcare and community groups, local government, indigenous organisations, pastoral companies and local businesses. Their dedicated and professional team of staff work with people across the Territory to identify NRM issues and opportunities, and to plan and implement NRM solutions at a local and regional scale. TNRM are the custodians of a community based regional NRM plan, which identifies the goals and priorities for NRM across the Territory. They work to address management priorities and achieve the goals identified in the plan through:

  • Planning and coordinating projects and activities
  • Funding and supporting on-ground projects
  • Bringing people together to share information and learnings
  • Supporting training to increase skills and knowledge
  • Building partnerships and supporting people to work together
  • Sourcing funding for on-ground work and skill building
  • Sharing success stories and recognising the efforts of Territorians in managing our resources

They are one of 56 NRM groups in Australia, and the only one in the Territory, responsible for coordinating and administrating Australian Government funding provided specifically for natural resource management. 

They are also a member of the Rangeland NRM Alliance, which is a network of 14 regional NRM organisations that collaborate to improve natural resource management across Australia’s rangelands, which make up 80% of the continent.

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South West Catchments Council Inc

South West Catchments Council Inc has been the Regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisation for the South West since 2001.

They work in partnership with the community to ensure that iconic landscapes, waterways, coastline and agricultural land is protected for current and future generations.

What they do

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Queensland Murray Darling Committee Inc

Queensland Murray Darling Committee Inc (QMDC) works with landholders, farmers and communities to protect, enhance and restore the natural environment of the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin.

QMDC strive to ensure our land, water, wildlife and farming systems are sustainable and therefore available to future generations.

They aim for healthy landscapes and viable communities.

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Reef Catchments

Reef Catchments’ mission is to work collaboratively with the community to improve the condition of natural resources while sharing in their derived benefits, with a focus on the sustainable management of the region’s natural resources (land, water, biodiversity, coasts and marine assets).

Their vision is to work collaboratively with the community to improve the condition of natural resources while sharing in their derived benefits.

Reef Catchments’ key role in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region is to facilitate accelerated positive change in regional natural resource management actions via:

  • Educating and building capacity within the regional community to identify natural resource cases of concern and develop and implement both proactive and remedial actions for improvement.
  • Record and report on natural resource condition and its improvement to all stakeholders.
  • To improve community knowledge of NRM issues along with improving community capacity to deal with these issues, backed with our strong commitment to innovative and efficient service delivery.

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