Our plans

Corporate Plan 2014-15

Our Corporate Plan (4.7mb pdf)  is a guide to how DEWNR operates, and provides an outline of our vision, purpose and roles. The Plan explains the work we do, including our top 10 priorities, our approach to meeting our goals and the values we hold that shape how we work.

State Natural Resources Management Plan

The Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation is responsible for preparing and maintaining the State Natural Resources Management Plan. Our Place. Our Future. State Natural Resources Management Plan 2012-2017 sets a long term vision and goals, with priorities identified for the next five years.
The Plan contains policy for the overarching management of South Australia's natural resources. It provides a framework for all natural resources management initiatives, including regional NRM Plans and agency activities. This Plan also takes into account the objectives of South Australia's Strategic Plan.

Regional Natural Resources Management Plans

There are eight regional NRM boards in South Australia, each responsible for developing a regional NRM plan that balances the needs of the community, industry and environment in their region. These plans are prepared together with the community, industry and government agencies and are approved by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation.

Water Allocation Plans

Regional NRM boards also use the Regional and State NRM Plans to guide the development of Water Allocation Plans (WAP). Designed to ensure the responsible allocation and management of water resources, each WAP is developed in consultation with DEWNR, the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation and the community.

Note: Kangaroo Island NRM Region does not publish a separate WAP, their Water Resources Management policies are outlined in Volume 3 of their regional NRM Plan

Water For Good Plan

This plan was developed by the South Australian Government in 2009 to provide our state with the most secure water supply system in southern Australia. Its vision is that Greater Adelaide will not need water restrictions – beyond permanent water conservation measures – more than once in every 100 years. The plan outlines 94 actions we are taking to create more water and to better use the water that we do have. 

Climate change framework

The Climate Change Adaptation Framework for South Australia sets the foundation to develop well-informed and timely actions to be better prepared for the impacts of climate change.  It is intended to guide action by government agencies, local government, non-government organisations, business and the community.

Other plans

Due to the size of some of the regions, environmental diversity within regions is expanded on and managed by additional or issue specific plans.

Other types of plans include:

  • land management plans
  • coastal plans
  • estuary plans
  • pest management plans.

These plans can be found on the regional Natural Resources' websites.