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  • Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board

    NORTHERN AND YORKE REGIONAL NRM PLAN Volume B: Strategic Plan 2009 – 2018

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    March 2009

    This document has been prepared by the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board and is not State Government policy.

    Editorial and design services have been provided by:

    • Rural Solutions SA • Peter R Day Resource Strategies • SUBStitution

    For more information, contact: Planning Officer Northern and Yorke NRM Board Phone: (08) 8636 2361 e-mail: board@nynrm.sa.gov.au

    Copyright This publication is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior permission of the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be directed to the General Manager, Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board, PO Box 175 Crystal Brook SA 5523 or board@nynrm.sa.gov.au

    Disclaimers The Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board and the Government of South Australia, their employees and their servants do not warrant or make any representation regarding the use or results of use of the information contained herein as to its correctness, accuracy, currency or otherwise. The Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board and the Government of South Australia, their employees and their servants expressly disclaim all liability or responsibility to any person using the information or advice contained herein.

    ALT Aboriginal Lands Trust

    AMLR Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

    CCSA Conservation Council of SA

    CEM Coastal, Estuarine and Marine

    DEH Department of Environment and Heritage

    DPLG Department for Planning and Local Government

    DWLBC Department for Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation

    EPA Environment Protection Agency

    EPP Environment Protection Policy

    MAT Management Action Target

    M&E Monitoring and Evaluation

    Acronyms ML Megalitres

    NRM Natural Resources Management

    N&Y Northern and Yorke

    PIRSA Primary Industries and Resources South Australia

    RCT Resource Condition Target

    RSSA Rural Solutions SA

    SASPAS South Australian Soil and Plant Analysis Service

    WAP Water Allocation Plan

    WAA Water Affecting Activities

    WDE Water Dependent Ecosystems

    WUE Water Use Efficiency

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    Vision ............................................................................................................................. 4

    Foreword ....................................................................................................................... 5

    Introduction .................................................................................................................... 7

    Setting the scene ........................................................................................................... 9 Chapter 1: Our Region ............................................................................................................................10

    Chapter 2: Prosperous Communities and Industries ..............................................................................12

    Chapter 3 Healthy Natural Systems ........................................................................................................19

    Chapter 4 Minimising Biological Threats .................................................................................................24

    Chapter 5 Capable and Committed Communities ..................................................................................26

    Chapter 6 Key Issues ..............................................................................................................................28

    Strategic Plan .............................................................................................................. 29 Chapter 7 Introduction to the strategic plan ............................................................................................30

    Chapter 8 Vision and goals .....................................................................................................................32

    Chapter 9 Strategy Overview ..................................................................................................................34

    Chapter 10 Healthy Soils ........................................................................................................................35

    Chapter 11 Viable Water Resources .......................................................................................................41

    Chapter 12 Healthy Coastal, Estuarine and Marine Ecosystems ...........................................................49

    Chapter 13 Healthy Terrestrial Ecosystems ............................................................................................57

    Chapter 14 Minimal Pest Impact ............................................................................................................67

    Chapter 15 Community Driven NRM ......................................................................................................73

    Chapter 16 Evaluation Framework .........................................................................................................79

    References .................................................................................................................. 80

    Appendices .................................................................................................................. 81 Appendix 1. Northern and Yorke NRM Board .........................................................................................82

    Appendix 2. Landscape-scale management ...........................................................................................84

    Appendix 3. National ‘Matters for Targets’ ..............................................................................................85

    Appendix 4: Background information – Water Resources ......................................................................87

    Appendix 5: Background Information – Coastal, Estuarine and Marine .................................................91

    Appendix 6: Background Information – Biodiversity ...............................................................................93

    Appendix 7: Community consultation ......................................................................................................96

    Apprendix 8: Target Summary Chart (attachment)

    Glossary .................................................................................................................... 97

    Table of Contents

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    Vision

    Vision The Vision for the Northern and Yorke Region is:

    “A prosperous sustainable region, rich in diverse natural resources that are valued by an informed and passionate community.”

    The Vision highlights the need to achieve a balance between the use of resources to generate wealth and the protection of the environment. It emphasises that regional communities are crucial to the effective management of natural resources through the behaviours they adopt and support.

    Goals The Goals for the region are:

    1. Prosperous communities and industries using and managing natural resources within ecologically sustainable limits.

    2. Landscape-scale management that maintains healthy natural systems and is adaptive to climate change.

    3. Integrated management of biological threats to minimise risks to natural systems, communities and industry.

    4. Communities, governments and industries with the capability, commitment and connections to manage resources in an integrated way.

    The Goals reflect an integrated, landscape-based approach. They have been adopted from the State NRM Plan 2006, and are consistent with the objectives of the South Australian NRM Act 2004.

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    The Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board (the Board) has responsibility, under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004, to develop and maintain a Natural Resources Management (NRM) Plan for the region. The Plan is to guide the Board, related State Government agencies and other stakeholders in their efforts to maintain and enhance the region’s natural resources.

    Volume B – Strategic Plan presents a 10-year strategic direction for the region’s natural resource management.

    The Northern and Yorke NRM region has bountiful natural resources and much of its economy and lifestyle is built upon those assets. The important coastal and marine resources, high conservation value reserves, remnant native ecosystems and rugged landscapes, and the productive soils and climate of the cropping districts