The State Natural Resources Management Plan 2012-2017 "Our Place Our Future" (State NRM Plan) was adopted in June 2012. Under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004, the Minister must review the State NRM Plan at least once every five years. The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources sought feedback on whether the State Natural Resources Management Plan 2012 – 2017 "Our Place Our Future" should be amended to better achieve the goals and objects of the Natural Resources Management Act 2004.
Our comments emphasized the need for the State NRM Plan to address the following issues of particular importance to sustainable management of natural resources:
• Assessment of the state and condition of the natural resources of the state
• Identify existing and future risks to the natural resources of the state
• A framework for monitoring and evaluating the state and condition of natural resources across the state
• Identify goals, set priorities and identify strategies to manage the natural resources of the state
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