Re­gional fo­cus key in NRM strate­gies

Tasmanian Country - - NEWS -

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.

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