The implementation of the natural Resources management (NRM) Act has proven to be one of South Australia's most important steps in integrating the management of the State's natural resources and securing their long term future.
The integration of catchment water management, soil conservation and animal & plant control boards along with the interim natural resources management group, ensures that all members of the community have a role to play in NRM.
The Eyre Peninsula NRM Board members and staff work with their local communities to develop, budget for, and co-ordinate regional NRM plans and activities.
The formation of the NRM Boards allows a holistic, truly integrated approach to natural resources and gives a comprehensive management approach - a significant initiative.
Local Government plays a crucial role in this process by collecting a regional Natural Resources Management (NRM) Levy on all rateable properties on behalf of EP NRM Board.
The Levy helps fund vital NRM projects and is the name for contributions South Australians ratepayers have been making for many years through their Catchment Water Management levies and/or Animal and Plant Control rate revenue contributions from local government.
Locally, your NRM Levy will be used to assist in the development and implementation of water management plans to address water quality and water sustainability, wetland monitoring programs, National research projects, regional pest risk assessments, pest control such as foxes and rabbits and land management such as catchment and rehabilitation projects.
For more information about the wide range of NRM projects occurring in this region which the Levy helps fund, please contact the EP NRM Board on (08) 8682 7555 or visit www.epnrm.sa.gov.au