Regional focus key in NRM strategies
NEW regional strategies for Tasmania’s three natural resources management organisation were launched this week.
The strategies were developed on behalf of the local communities for Cradle Coast NRM in the North-West as well as NRM North and NRM South.
The aim of the strategies is to balance economic, social and environmental objectives as well as encouraging partnerships between community, industry and government.
Cradle Coast NRM executive officer, Richard Ingram, said working with primary producers to maintain healthy productive landscapes was a key goal in all three strategies.
“Between January 2015 and June 2016, the three NRM bodies engaged more than 432 farmers in on-ground activities to maintain and enhance natural resources and improve productivity,” Mr Ingram said.
NRM North chief executive officer, Rosanna Coombes, said the NRM bodies had worked together on developing the three strategies.
“The strategies take a landscapes approach and assets approach to considering the management of Tasmania’s natural resources which allow for how different people view and work within their regions,” Mrs Coombes said.
“There is a focus on the benefits of cumulative responsibility and activity to maximise actions and outcomes.”
NRM South chief executive officer, Donald Coventry, said many individuals, organisations, industry leaders and agencies had worked with the project team.
“The willingness and generous engagement by the Tasmanian community in the development process has helped the three strategies to represent the views and priorities of the regions,” Mr Coventry said.