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.