Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan
This page and the Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) plan are being revised by the NRMB NT. The INRM plan sets the direction for how the Territory's natural resources will be managed into the future.
The Northern Territory Government and the Commonwealth of Australia signed a bilateral agreement to work as investment partners in natural resource management (NRM) activities. This agreement requires an Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) Plan for the Northern Territory Region to be developed in consultation with the community and other stakeholders. Under this process, the Northern Territory has been identified as one Region. This Plan will act as the basis for future Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) and National Actions Plan for Salinity and Water Quality (NAP) funding. Territory Natural Resource Management is the regional body responsible for the development and implementation of the Plan.
The INRM Plan addresses the management of all natural resources with the view to conserving biodiversity, sustainably using natural resources, and capacity building at a community level. The Plan will identify, review and prioritise NRM issues across the NT Region. Targets will be set to address these issues. The Plan will also link with other NRM plans of neighbouring regions.
The complete INRM Plan includes both a Regional Investment Strategy and a Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy and seeks community ownership of these documents via community consultation.
The NT Regional NRM Planning Team was formed to coordinate and develop the INRM Plan. This team worked closely with the NRM Facilitator network which is responsible for community consultation for the Plan.
The first Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) Plan for the Northern Territory was formally accredited Thursday 5 May 2005 by the Northern Territory and Australian Governments. This strategic plan addresses priority natural resource management issues and is essential to being able to deliver more than $22m in Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) and National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality (NAP) funding between 2004 and 2007.