Territory NRM

One of 56 organizations spanning Australia, Territory Natural Resources Management (TNRM) picked up on the Open Standards in 2014.

Their first two iterations, the 2005 plan and the 2010 plan, proved difficult to implement, so they turned to the OS to help structure planning, implementation and review.

The plan, encompassing almost 1.4 million square km (17.5%) of Australia, sought to:

  • Guide and prioritise investments and activities in natural resources management (NRM) in the Northern Territory
  • Identify new opportunities and partnerships
  • Monitor and evaluate progress at a broad scale
  • Show collective impact of NRM investment in the NT
  • Facilitate partners to negotiate conflicting priorities
  • Have the NRM community setting priorities rather than outsiders

As can be imagined, working across such a huge area, with diverse issues, threats and partners, implementing the plan is a mammoth undertaking.

Thus the focus in the 2016 – 2020 plan was to:

  1. Identify & prioritise key strategies that should be targeted for investment
  2. Develop strategies for greater collaboration, clearer direction and more efficient delivery of NRM.
  3. Build a commitment to ongoing review and adaptive management.

Each plan developed is structured as an overview across the entire area, with sub-plans focusing on the four regions.

In line with the OS step 5: building a culture of review, the 2016 plans were reviewed more or less immediately, with the result published in 2018.


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