I N FO C U S A BIG B A C KYA R D F O R NA TU RA L R E S O U R C E M A N A G EM EN T LOCATION: Australia-wide. TOTAL FINANCIAL INVESTMENT: $1,020 (from Cradle Coast region) PARTNERS: NRM North, NRM South and the 53 remaining NRM bodies across Australia.
Tasmania’s three regional natural resource management groups joined their interstate counterparts this year to celebrate a massive achievement: some 14 million hectares of land under improved management. Australia has 56 regional groups working together to care for our natural resources – the soil, water and coastal systems that ensure our food security and economic strength. These groups worked together to initiate a national awareness campaign celebrating their collective achievements in natural resource management. NRM South CEO, Dr. Kathleen Broderick, NRM North CEO, James McKee and Cradle Coast NRM Executive Officer, Richard Ingram said the achievements of NRM bodies throughout Australia could only ever be possible with communities working together to take better care of their land. “Regional bodies across Australia put a lot of emphasis on how they work with people who can actually make a difference on the ground,” Kathleen said. James McKee said the statistics for Tasmania alone were also quite impressive. “Across the three NRM regions, more than 7,000 people were engaged in practice change and more than 3,000 school children joined hands on programs where they learnt how to manage our natural resources for future generations.” The statistics also show more than 57,000 hectares of land in Tasmania is under improved management for healthier food and fibre production. Richard Ingram said that the national network of NRM regions provided a strong foundation for community and landholder support customised to each area’s particular needs. “We’ve been able to achieve these results with the support of the Australian Government and the many other partners who contribute. Regional natural resource management in Tasmania and across the big backyard Australia-wide, will continue to be a partnership approach to taking care of our land, waterways and coasts,” Richard said.
Cradle Coast NRM annual report 2012–2013
NRM Annual Report 2012 2013