To create healthy, resilient and sustainable communities which share a strong sense of place and responsibility and provide a legacy of a vigorous natural environment for future generations.
⦁ Awareness of the region’s natural resources and their values, understanding of management required and a demonstrated willingness for behaviour change.
⦁ A community with capacity, resilience and a willingness to adapt to change with confidence in its future.
⦁ A diverse range of individuals, groups and organisations who are informed and engaged in NRM activities through strong partnerships with support systems
⦁ Increased knowledge base shared between all involved people and organisations
⦁ Equitable decision-making which considers all stakeholders.
⦁ An Aboriginal community with the capacity to engage in all areas of NRM
⦁ Businesses/industries and residents utilising and promoting sustainable management.
Goals – 10+ years
Goal R1: Monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement: Support regional capacity by improving monitoring, evaluation and condition reporting using quadruple bottom line principles.
Goal R2: Leadership and advocacy: Community to have strong leadership and advocacy in and outside our region to influence funding, policy and legislation
Goal R3: Integration and partnership: Integration and partnership of NRM across local, State and Australian governments and community groups to implement 80 cross-organisation projects for sustainable management of NRM resources by 2020
Goal R4: Awareness and recognition of significant assets: Raise the profile and awareness of the value of NRM assets through South Coast NRM themes across our region and in State, federal and international spheres by 2015.
Goal R5: Change management and innovation: Building the community’s capacity, willingness and resilience to meet future challenges through adaptation and innovation.
Goal R6: Regional sustainability: Support the development (by 2015) and implementation of a regional sustainability strategy by 2020.
Goal R7: Governance: Maintain a network of responsive, well governed NRM organisations across the region to ensure active participation in decision making and implementation of works.
Goal R8: Retention of knowledge: Facilitate ongoing research and retain brains’ trust for benefit of the community and on-ground implementation
Goal R9: Education and training: Develop and implement an NRM education and training framework (integrated across themes) and develop biannually reviewed education and training strategies by 2020.
Outcomes 1 – 5 years
Measures and monitoring
Outcome R1: Set Social and economic targets within an environmental sustainability framework: Set regional social and economic targets relating to NRM by 2012. To be reviewed by 2015 with key targets reported to community as a report card every two years.
Outcome R2: Supported sustainable NRM industries and businesses: Identify and support key businesses of all sizes to incorporate environmental sustainability into their practices (National Industry Standards, Environmental Management Systems) and encourage quadruple bottom line reporting of 10 per cent of key sectors by 2015.
Outcome R3: Improved governance: Provide continued support for sub-regional and community NRM groups with governance structures for funding, administration, insurance, human resource management and executive support reviewed annually.
Outcome R4: Facilitated change management: Assist South Coast community to identify, plan and implement changes to address climate change and other key challenges on a landscape scale by 2015.
Outcome R5: Increased self-reliance: Increase self-reliance for funding, resourcing, energy and community capacity by 10 per cent across the region by 2013.
Outcome R6: Develop and implement an education and training framework: Develop regional NRM education and training framework by 2012. Review and support the development of educational and training tools for education institutions, the rural sector, LGA’s and the community to increase knowledge, awareness and best practice management of natural resources. Sustainability principles to be taught in 80 per cent of educational institutions across the region by 2015.
Outcome R7: Improved community engagement and leadership: Demonstrate and support leadership, increase awareness and involvement of key audiences including youth, seniors, rural, urban and peri-urban landholders, business owners and Aboriginal community - reviewed annually.
Planning and policy framework
Outcome R8: Review of agreements: Review of existing and development of new partnership agreements and/or memorandums of understanding between South Coast NRM, regional offices of State Government agencies, Local Government Authorities, Regional Development Commissions, Aboriginal land managers and other regional organisations outlining roles, responsibilities, processes for consultation and integration of planning outcomes by 2012.