posted 4 August, 2022

MEDIA RELEASE: A new natural resource management vision for Tasmania

Tasmania’s three natural resource management organisations, NRM South, NRM North and Cradle Coast Authority have released their new regional strategies through to 2030. Developed collaboratively across regions, the strategies adopt a consistent, scalable, whole-of-state NRM framework that the NRM organisations will use to prioritise their investment.

Produced in consultation with specialists, industry, government, and community stakeholders, the strategies identify the natural resource management priorities and emerging issues unique to each of Tasmania’s NRM regions. Leveraging investment from both the Tasmanian and Australian Governments, the strategies will assist the NRM organisations to plan, develop and deliver significant on-ground actions across the state.

Focusing on the three primary themes of Land, Water and Biodiversity, the strategies provide a blueprint for the actions that each NRM organisation will focus on through to 2030. With a view to long-term outcomes that include support for Aboriginal communities, improving landscape resilience to climate change, improved waterway health, and reducing impacts on Tasmania’s threatened species, the regional strategies maintain a strong focus on improving the condition of natural resources and driving sustainable production using specific and measurable criteria.

In supporting the new strategies, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jo Palmer noted the continuing efforts of Tasmania’s three NRM organisations in delivering regional, State and Commonwealth priorities.

“I congratulate the regional NRM organisations on their commitment to delivering cohesive strategies that collectively support a state-wide approach. There is clear alignment, and each strategy outlines regional priorities that are also consistent with State and National priorities. The Tasmanian Government values its longstanding relationship with the NRM regions, and we are proudly supporting the implementation of these strategies over future years.”

Now formally approved by the Tasmanian and Australian Governments, the strategies were officially released on 4 August 2022.