At the 2011 National NRM Chairs’ Forum, the Chairs acknowledged the value of performance excellence reviews of regional NRM bodies and agreed to support the adoption of this approach as a means of improving capability of regional NRM bodies and the NRM sector as a whole. They set a target of 85% of all regional NRM bodies undertaking the review by 2013. This target was met with the financial support of Australian Government that has encouraged and supported some 22 regional bodies to undertake performance excellence reviews during this period.

At the 2013 National NRM Chairs Forum in Mandurah WA, Chairs reinforced the importance of this project and asked the National NRM Regions’ Working Group to ensure sufficient resources for its on-going implementation.

A report was provided to the Australian Government in August 2013 on the outcomes of the project to that time: Enhancing Organisational Performance Project Report_15 August 2013