The Regional NRM Plan provides leadership, encourages community action and fosters valuable partnerships for better management of the region's valuable assets. Regional plans are linked to both the State NRM Plan and South Australia's Strategic Plan providing direction for all NRM partners who invest in the region.
The first regional plan for Adelaide and the Mount Lofty Ranges was adopted by the Minister for Environment and Conservation in May 2008 and implemented from July 2008. Based on sound science, the plan outlines the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board's investment priorities over a three-year period. This includes the establishment of long-term goals and clearly defined targets. It is reviewed every five years.
The four volumes of the Plan
VOLUME A State of the Region Report 2008
Volume A summarises information currently available on the state of the region’s natural resources and identifies any potential threats. The purpose of this volume is to guide action and investment in natural resource management towards the greatest threats to the natural environment. This volume must be reviewed every five years. The Regional NRM Plan is currently being amended. For more information click here.
VOLUME B Ten Year Plan for the Region 2008
In order to maximise the value of work being undertaken by all partners, it is important that everyone works towards a shared vision for the future of natural resources. Volume B outlines this collective vision and the goals that all organisations and individuals investing in natural resource management can work towards. This volume must be reviewed every five years. The Regional NRM Plan is currently being amended. For more information click here.
VOLUME C The board's Investment Plan
The board has a key role to play in achieving improved NRM in the region through the direct action it undertakes. Volume C outlines where the board will invest funds collected through levies and other sources, over the next three years. This volume is current as of 1 July 2013 and is reviewed annually.
VOLUME D Regulatory and Policy Framework
There is a range of legislative tools within the NRM Act that can help to improve the condition of natural resources. Volume D describes the policy that guides legislative approvals under the NRM Act.This volume must be reviewed every five years. The Regional NRM Plan is currently being amended. For more information click here.
Addendum | In respect of the relevant authority for 127(3)(d) as shown on Table 1 in Volume D the relevant authority is the board and not the Minister as stated.
The board receives your input to shape natural resource management in our region. The board reviews the region’s NRM Plan at least once in every five-year period with the investment plan (Volume C) reviewed annually. Of the volumes which the board has reviewed, a number of areas which could be improved were highlighted.
In reviewing the plan, a concept statement is prepared as the first step in amending the Plan. The concept statement outlines the process the board proposes to take, including changes for consideration and public consultation.