The Eyre Peninsula NRM region covers a significant area of the state and includes part of the upper Spencer Gulf and the City of Whyalla, stretches across the southern boundaries of the Gawler Ranges, west of Ceduna to the edge of the Nullarbor Plain and south to Port Lincoln. The surrounding coastal and marine environments are included along with important offshore islands.
The Board's region covers over 80,000 square kilometres of South Australia and supports a population of about 55,000. The Eyre Peninsula has significant areas of natural vegetation cover (55%) and contains important mallee habitat, several woodland communities and a high number of endemic species. The region features fresh and saline wetlands and a long and relatively undisturbed coastline with important adjacent marine habitats.
The economic industries of Eyre Peninsula are based on agriculture (traditionally grain and wool, with olives and grapes increasing), seafood (fishing and aquaculture), tourism and mineral resources. The contribution to the State's economy by the Eyre Peninsula region is significant.
The Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board, appointed by the Governor under the provisions of the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 in April 2005, aims to provide an integrated response to soil, water, pest plant and animal control and biodiversity. This Board provides a great opportunity for everyone in the community to make decisions together with and aim for the best possible results for the Eyre Peninsula region. It will also help to deliver the most significant natural resources management initiative in South Australia's history. One of its first tasks is to develop a Natural Resources Management Plan for the Eyre Peninsula region which achieves maximum benefits for the region under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004.
|Brian Foster||Presiding Member|
|Evelyn Poole||Conservation and biodiversity management, water resources management and pest animal and plant control|
|Sandra McCallum||Community affairs at the regional level and primary production or pastoral land management|
|Anthony Irvine||Business administration, local government/local government administration and urban/regional planning|
|Peter Treloar||Primary production/pastoral land management and soil conservation and land management|
|Jim Pollock||Business administration, local government/local government administration and urban/ regional planning|
|Cecilia Woolford||Primary production/pastoral land management and soil conservation and land management|
|Sean O'Brien||Primary production/pastoral land management, soil conservation and land management and natural and social science|
||Indigenous knowledge in coastal, land and water environments, and Aboriginal heritage|
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Your local Natural Resource Management Officer is Geraldine Turner, covering the Southern Eyre area. Geraldine can assist individual landholders and community groups with advice and funding for natural resource management issues such as protection of remnant vegetation and creeklines, revegetation works, erosion and salinity control works. Your NRM Officer is also a first point of contact, and can advise you of the correct person you need to talk to regarding pest plant and animal control, water resources and coast and marine information. Geraldine can be contacted by phoning 8688 2610 between 9.00am and 5.00pm.
A Natural Resource Management Officer specialising in animal and pest plant control regularly visits the Tumby Bay Landcare Office every Thursday between 10am and 12noon. Please phone the Port Lincoln Office on 8682 5655 or Peter Sheridan on 0428 846 741 prior to this day, if you require fox baits.