Western Local Land Services works with land managers and the community to improve primary production within healthy landscapes. Western LLS help people make better decisions about the land they manage and assist rural and regional communities to be profitable and sustainable into the future. They connect people with groups, information, support and funding to improve agricultural productivity and better manage natural resources.
The Western LLS region is the largest in NSW, covering about 40 per cent of the state. Despite its size, it is the least densely populated region with approximately 42,873 people. It encompasses one of the most diverse rangeland areas in Australia, comprised of arid and semi-arid land. The southern and eastern parts of the region are used for intensive agricultural practices.
Grazing (sheep, cattle, goats), dryland and irrigated cropping, horticulture and viticulture, mining and nature conservation are key activities within the Western LLS region.
Co-ordinated biosecurity programs are undertaken to control pests such as goats, rabbits, pigs and foxes and monitor for animal diseases that affect herd and flock productivity.
If you are a landholder in Balranald, upper Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, upper Carathool, Central Darling, Cobar, upper Hay or Wentworth local government areas, Western LLS is the place to go for all your local land service needs.
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.
- Weed management
- Grazing and rangeland management
- Conservation of biodiversity
- Supporting schools and community groups to participate in NRM
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.
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
- Project planning
- Project delivery
- Capacity building
- Funding support
- Corporate Stewardship
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.