NRM Planning

We are planning for our region’s future.

At their Annual General meeting on the 24 November in Georgetown, Northern Gulf Resource Management Group launched a Draft NRM (Natural Resource Management) Plan to guide investment and activities towards a more sustainable future for the Northern Gulf region.

The Northern Gulf NRM region comprises of the catchments of the Staaten, Norman, Gilbert and Mitchell rivers. In the east of the region, the headwaters of the Mitchell include the productive agricultural areas of the Mareeba- Dimbulah Irrigation Area and the wet tropical rainforests of the Julatten/ MT Molloy area, which then open up into the dry tropical savanna woodlands of the Einsaleigh Uplands and the Gulf plains bioregions, ultimately flowing into the shallow seas of the South east Gulf of Carpentaria.

Through a process of exhaustive literature and science review, and community and stakeholder engagement, Northern Gulf Resource Management Group have prioritized key actions and targets for improving the region’s resource base to sustainably support production, biodiversity and the community going into the future. This is particularly important now, as current climate projections predict more extreme climatic events will result in more stress on natural systems over the coming years.

The plan can be viewed at plan.northerngulf.com.au and is open for comment until 29 January 2016.

If you have any enquiries please contact planning@northerngulf.com.au or call 0427 677 447

Community consultationUpdating the Northern Gulf Regional NRM Plan to reflect community priorities and new climate modelling science.
Status: Active
Feral PigsDeveloping a Regional M&E Program that will enable ‘State of the Region’ environmental accounting and reporting.
Status: Active
9 Aug 2017
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General Meeting for Northern Gulf Members and guests. Held in conjunction with Gulf Cattleman's Association and Mitchell River Watershed Management Group over two days at Chillagoe.
22 Feb 2017
big landscape needs big management
Overall, we are very supportive of greater protections for the Northern Gulf's ecosystems and high conservation value areas. Healthy country is not just good for the soul, it's essential for primary production and profits too. A sensible, well-managed approach to Protected areas is vital. But we’re not convinced that this draft Strategy hits the mark.
30 Nov 2015

At their Annual General meeting on the 24 November in Georgetown, Northern Gulf Resource Management Group launched a Draft NRM (Natural Resource Management) Plan to guide investment and activities towards a more sustainable future for the Northern Gulf region.

10 Apr 2015
Gulf Futures Day on the Cairns Post!

Well done Northern Gulf team!

Our Gulf Futures Day event hosted on the 31 March 2015 at Novotel Cairns has been reported inside the Rural Insight section of the Cairns Post (8th April 2015).