Natural Resource Management Strategy & Plan

Project Overview

In conjunction with the community, Lockyer Valley Regional Council will develop a Natural Resource Management (NRM) Strategy and a Natural Resource Management Plan by 2020, to ensure the region’s natural assets are valued and protected and to help prioritise available funding towards these natural assets.

An NRM Working Group consisting of a diverse array of stakeholders, was established in June 2019 after a public expression of interest process. This Working Group developed the content for this NRM Strategy through a professionally facilitated workshop. The working group will also develop the content of the more detailed NRM Plan in February 2020.

This NRM Strategy is a high level, overarching document which provides the Community’s strategic direction for our natural asset management over the next 10 years.

Everyone in the Lockyer Valley is an important partner in the implementation of the NRM Strategy and NRM Plan and it is therefore important that the broader community have their say on the document.

The draft Lockyer – Natural Resource Management (NRM) Strategy 2019-2029 is available for review in the document library to the right. A submission form can also be downloaded here and returned to Council either via this website, email: environment_pest@lvrc.qld.gov.au or by dropping a hard copy to our Library or Customer Service centres.

Submissions close on Sunday 1 December 2019

The NRM Working Group has created a newsletter to disseminate information to the community members they are representing. The newsletter is also available in the Document Library section to the right.

For more information:

For more information on the NRM Strategy & Plan please contact Council's Environment Team by calling 1300 005 872 or emailing environment_pest@lvrc.qld.gov.au.

Update 2 (October 2019) - Second Workshop Outcomes

The NRM Working Group held their second workshop on Saturday 3 August, 2019, with 34 members in attendance.  The purpose of this workshop was to firstly identify the Lockyer Valley’s natural assets, and then determine why we value them, threats to these natural assets and what we want for them in the form of Strategic Aims. 

The Working Group members contributed an amazing amount of information which has been converted into the draft NRM Strategy.  A newsletter was created to summarise the activities and findings from the first workshop to help the working group disseminate information to the community members they are representing (see Document Library to the right).

The Draft Strategy was sent out to the working group for their comments, with changes to the document made accordingly.  The 2nd draft of the Strategy is available for community consultation until Sunday 1 December.

Update 1 (July 2019) - First Workshop Outcomes

The NRM Working Group held their first workshop on Tuesday 25 June 2019, with 38 members in attendance.  The purpose of the first workshop was for the NRM Working Group members to get to know each other and appreciate the diversity of stakeholders within the group.  Their first task was to collectively create a list of principles they will follow when working together to achieve their overall purpose. 

Council Officers collated all the NRM Working Groups recommendations into a list of Principles.  These Principles were then incorporated into a Draft Terms of Reference document which was distributed to the NRM Working Group members for comment.  Comments were received and incorporated into the final Natural Resource Management Working Group Terms of Reference document which was adopted by Council on 24 July. 

A newsletter was created to summarise the activities and findings from the first workshop.  The NRM Working Group members will use this newsletter to disseminate information to the community members they are representing.  The newsletter and adopted Terms of Reference are available in the Document Library section to the right.

  • Draft NRM Strategy available for community consultation

    Saturday 2 November 2019 to Sunday 1 December 2019

  • Workshop 2

    NRM Values, Threats and Strategic Outcomes – Saturday 3 August 2019

  • Workshop 3

    NRM Plan Actions, Responsibilities and Timeframes – Saturday 15 February 2020 (tentative)

  • Workshop 4

    NRM Plan Actions, Responsibilities and Timeframes – Saturday 29 February 2020 (tentative)