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  • Writer's pictureHannah Phillips

Are You NRM's Next Board Member?

Natural resources management (NRM) boards across SA are looking for new community board members committed to ensuring a resilient and healthy landscape for future generations.

South Australia has 8 regional NRM boards, with up to 9 community members on each one.

Applications for up to 25 board member positions are currently being sought across the eight NRM boards.

The NRM boards provide regional leadership and connect local communities to, the sustainable use and effective integrated management of natural resources at a regional level.

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources A/Group Executive Director of Parks and Regions Caroline Croser-Barlow said board members had the chance to leave a lasting legacy.

“Without sustainable management practices, many industries and communities would not have a long-term future, so it’s vital we make good decisions now,” she said.

“Board members come from wide-ranging backgrounds with skills, knowledge and practical experience in areas such as community affairs, primary production, land management, and business or local government administration.

“Others have specific skills in biodiversity, conservation, water resources, soil conservation and knowledge of natural and social science or experience in the management of coasts, estuaries, marine areas and fisheries and aquaculture.

“Many also have urban or regional planning skills as well as a strong interest in Aboriginal heritage and land and water generally.

“If you have skills in any of these areas and you’d like to help make a difference in your community, then we would love to hear from you.”

Board members are required to be available for between four and five days per month.

Women and Aboriginal people are especially encouraged to apply, and applications close on Monday October 30 2017.

Appointments commence from April 2018 and may be for terms of up to four years.

For more information on board membership or to obtain an application form, visit, or contact Joyce Osborne on (08) 8463 6074 or at

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