Government outlines NRM funding
The Federal Government has announced it will continue to support Natural Resources Management organisations (NRMS), with $669 million to continue work over the coming five years.
Federal Minister for the Environment, Tony Burke, said that the funding will be made to the nation’s 54 regional NRM organisations through the Government’s Caring for our Country program.
“These groups have extraordinary local knowledge. They are about making sure the expertise that exists within catchments becomes part of every step of environmental management,” Mr Burke said.
“This funding will help support the important work in regional level natural resource management, planning and prioritisation and brokering partnerships.
“Funding will support the development of, and access to, knowledge and skills to deliver on-ground activities in regional communities.”
The announcement follows a review of the initiative, concluding that the funding should be spread out over a five year length of the program.
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