Strategies, Plans and Reports

NRM South facilitates various strategies and plans relevant to the region and shares these with key stakeholders.


The NRM Strategy for Southern Tasmania is the guiding framework for all NRM Activity and investment in the southern region. This strategy is regularly updated and the Regional Strategy to 2030 is now available, see here for more information.

NRM South Regional Strategy to 2030

NRM South Regional Strategy to 2030 – Attachments


NRM South Full Strategy 2015 – 2020

NRM South Summary Strategy 2015 – 2020

Environmental, Strategic and Institutional Scan 2015

NRM Strategy for Southern Tasmania 2010-2015

NRM Strategy for Southern Tasmania Environmental Scan 2010-2015



Resident shorebirds and seabirds of the Pitt Water Orielton Lagoon (2013)
This publication summarises the findings of survey work to fill the major data gap on the presence of nesting sites of resident shorebirds in the PWOL Nature Reserve and Ramsar Site.

Beach-nesting Birds Management Strategy (2018)


Tasmanian Frog Conservation Report (2014) Findings of work undertaken during the 2014 frog monitoring season, providing useful information about frog populations in south west Tasmania.

Tasmanian Frog Conservation Report Summary (2014)


Miena Cider Gum

Miena Cider Gum Action Plan (2014) The Miena Cider Gum Action Plan includes recommendations for managing key sites, ex-situ seed conservation, and information and extension support.


Southern Tasmanian weeds strategy 2011-16 This document consolidates weed management activities in the region, identifies emerging issues and sets clear achievable outcomes.  It provides a framework for improving weed management decision making and on-ground outcomes across the region and for developing effective partnerships to ensure a coordinated approach.


D’Entrecasteaux Channel/Huon Estuary

D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration report card 2015
Snapshot of the state of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Lower Huon Estuary
The D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration Strategic Plan 2018-2023

Derwent Catchment

The Derwent Catchment Review (2011) project builds on earlier reviews of water quality issues in parts of the Derwent catchment.

Derwent catchment review – Executive Summary

Derwent Catchment Review Part 1 – Introduction & Background

Derwent Catchment Review Part 2 – Methodology & Data Analysis  (Part 2 of the review has been updated – 6 March 2012)

Derwent Catchment Review Part 3 – Discussion & Recommendations

Little Swanport

Little Swanport catchment management plan 2010-15 A review of the original Little Swanport Catchment Plan launched in 2003, providing an overview of the catchment, highlights risks, provides advice and presents a framework for coordinated action.


Interlaken Report Card – June 2017

Pitt Water-Orielton Lagoon

Pitt Water-Orielton Lagoon foreshore action plan 2011 An informal plan providing information for interested parties to identify priority areas and develop actions for maintaining or improving the health of the wetland.

PWOL – Report to the Community: This Report to the Community seeks to highlight the values and condition of the estuary, improvement works being undertaken and further actions required.

PWOL – Ecological Character Description (2012): The purpose of the ECD is to provide an integrated description of the critical components, processes and ecosystem services for this Ramsar site.

Moulting Lagoon

Moulting Lagoon – Report to the Community 2014 This report to the community describes the importance of Moulting Lagoon, what is being done and what needs to be done to ensure that it remains one of our state’s greatest and most beautiful natural assets.

Southern Tasmanian Saltmarshes

These reports provide an introduction to coastal saltmarshes in southern Tasmania, an outline of the methods used for mapping current extent of coastal saltmarshes and future prints under sea level rise conditions.

Southern Tasmanian coastal saltmarsh futures report 2013

Mapping coastal saltmarshes in Southern Tasmania