Across South Australia eight regional NRM boards established under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 have up to nine community members, including a Presiding Member, that take a strong lead in natural resources management within their region, working in partnership with other organisations and the community to deliver on ground results.
As a board member you will be involved in bringing the community, industry and government into the heart of decision making on natural resources management. You will help the Board prepare and implement a plan for the region to achieve sustainable farming practices, pest plant and animal control, biodiversity protection and sustainable water use.
Board members collectively will have a range of skills, knowledge and practical experience in areas including:
- community affairs at the regional level
- primary production or pastoral land management
- soil conservation and land management
- conservation and biodiversity management
- water resources management
- business administration
- local government or local government administration
- urban or regional planning
- Aboriginal interest in the land and water, and Aboriginal heritage
- pest animal and plant control
- natural and social science
- if relevant – coast, estuarine and marine management, fisheries or aquaculture.
If you want to make a difference and improve natural resources management by applying your strategic thinking, connections with the community and ability to build partnerships please apply to become a member of your regional NRM board.
The time commitment can vary between boards but approximately 4-5 days will be required for your service each month. The Presiding Member engages in a broader range of functions supporting the NRM board, which requires more time. The positions are remunerated. Applications close on Monday, October 30.