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Thank you for checking in on the progress of the SA Arid Lands NRM Board’s draft Regional NRM Plan 2017-2027. Read about the update here.


The South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board is interested to hear from the community on its draft Regional NRM Plan which sets the direction for managing the SA Arid Lands region’s natural resources for the next 10 years.

What is being decided?

The draft Regional NRM Plan 2017-2027 (PDF 20MB) provides guidance for the planning, actions and investments of all government, industries and communities involved in natural resources management in the region over the next 10 years as well as a 3-year Business Plan (PDF 1.25MB) to guide the Board’s own investments.

Underpinned by our community values, it introduces a new ‘systems approach’ to natural resources management in the region that looks at the interaction of our natural resources – our plants, animals, soil and water – within our landscape and the extent to which they are able to sustain how we live and earn an income.

For more information click here.

How can your input influence the decision?

The community is at the centre of natural resources management in the SA Arid Lands region – and our community values at the centre of the draft Regional NRM Plan. Through the release of the draft Plan, the Board is keen to open conversations with community about our region and how we can combine local knowledge, community values and scientific evidence to make decisions and respond to change.

We encourage you to download the following information to consider the Plan and provide your feedback:

Have your say and submit your feedback by:

  • Joining the online discussion.
  • Completing this online survey.
  • Using the summary sheet as a guide, submit a written or email response with this Feedback Form.
  • Sending a written submission to: Presiding Member, South Australian Arid Lands NRM Board, PO BOX 78, Port Augusta SA 5700.

Please refer to the back page of the Summary Sheet or our website for other ways in which you can provide feedback including details of community group meetings.

How will your input be used?

Your feedback matters and may be used in a variety of ways:

  • to alter the draft Plan
  • to inform our ongoing delivery of the Plan, and/or;
  • to contribute to the ongoing collection of knowledge and data which will further build our evidence library and understanding of the region and its systems.

Feedback closes at 5pm 8 December 2016.

All feedback will be considered by the SA Arid Lands NRM Board in finalising the draft Regional NRM Plan at its meeting on 13-14 December 2016.

A Consultation Report will also be prepared summarising the efforts made to consult on the Plan and providing a summary of feedback received and the Board’s response.
The Regional NRM Plan with any amendments and the Consultation Report will be forwarded to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation for consideration and adoption by June 2017.

The Consultation Report will be made available on the Arid Lands website when the Plan is adopted.

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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at 12:00 PM

Consultation closed but work is still underway

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