NRM means: Natural Resource Management
Natural resource management (NRM) refers to the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations.
How NRM Works
The regional model for natural resource management has been established all over Australia. It complements all the ongoing NRM work undertaken by federal, state and local governments, individuals, groups and businesses.
In Tasmania, the regional approach operates under the Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Act (2002). The Act established a framework that includes:
The Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Council, which advises the minister on NRM issues; and three regional committees, their main role being to develop and implement an NRM strategy for their region.
The Federal Government is involved through a number of national funding programs, most of which are undertaken in cooperation with the states. For information on these programs, please go to the Federal Government website.
In the northern Tasmanian region, local government has a particulary important role in NRM and NRM North has partnered with them to deliver joint positions and outcomes. This partnership is vital to ensure the best possible outcomes for the region. NRM North recognises that northern Tasmania is made up of the sub-regions of Break O’Day, Dorset, Furneaux, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands and Tamar. (Defined by local government boundries). NRM North’s approach to community engagment reflects this sub-regional composition.
About NRM North
NRM North works with the community to care for our natural resources - our water, land, seas and biodiversity. NRM North is one of three formally recognised natural resource management organisations in Tasmania and one of 55 across Australia. The NRM North region covers the sub-regions of Tamar, Break O’Day, Northern Midlands, Dorset, Flinders Island and Meander. An NRM Facilitator is based in these sub-regions thanks to a partnership between NRM North and local government. Some of our key initiatives include management of our waterways through the Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers (TEER) Program, property management planning (PMP) and environmental works with private landholders, assisting smallholders through the Small Farm Living Program and management of high priority weeds.