About Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula
Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula works together with the community to manage the environment in a way that achieves a balance between a collective need for resources and the needs of the environment. Their work aims to achieve the targets set out in the region’s Natural Resources Management Plan. This Plan was developed by the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board in partnership with the community and stakeholders. This Plan is delivered through a diverse range of programs and projects across the region.
The Eyre Peninsula region covers a significant area of South Australia (80,000 square km / 8 million ha) and includes part of the upper Spencer Gulf, the City of Whyalla, across the southern boundaries of the Gawler Ranges, past Ceduna to the edge of the Nullarbor Plain and south to the fishing hub of Port Lincoln. The region supports a population of about 55,000 people.
Eyre Peninsula’s economic well-being and lifestyle is almost entirely reliant on well managed and sustainable use of natural resources.