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In September 2012 I completed a Community Profile Analysis to assist the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) develop an upgraded Catchment Action Plan and to provide reference information for other Sydney Metropolitan CMA activities.
The Sydney Metropolitan CMA was required to apply ‘systems thinking’ in upgrading its Catchment Action Plan (CAP). Systems thinking has emerged as a new approach to natural resource management, and frames landscapes as complex dynamic systems with interacting social and ecological parts. To inform systems thinking, the CMA has needed a better understanding of the current socio-economic status of its community and their attitudes towards the environment. The Community Profile Analysis was prepared using Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census data and other socio-economic statistics and references. Read the rest of this entry »
Phase 2 of the Knowledge for Regional NRM Program was delivered between July 2006 and June 2008. Products and services were successfully developed and implemented to address the people and culture issues and technological solutions needed to successfully manage information and knowledge in the natural resource management (NRM) sector. Read the rest of this entry »
The ‘Holistic Natural Resource Management of Crows Nest Shire Project’, which I coordinated in 2001-2, saw Queensland’s Crows Nest Shire become one of the first rural local governments in Australia to implement an incentive-based NRM program that included an environmental levy and rate rebates for native vegetation conservation agreements. The Project was later renamed ‘Crows Nest Shire Project Green Nest’. Read the rest of this entry »
I led a three-person team in coordinating the Sustainable Management of the Helidon Hills project in 1998-99. From its inception, the project sought to be different. The Helidon Hills represents a microcosm of the issues currently facing NRM planners all over Australia and internationally. These relate to the management of change across a broad front including industry development, conservation, natural resource management, community access to resources, cultural heritage, infrastructure development and tourism potential. The impact of any of these changes in the Helidon Hills area had the potential to significantly disrupt the rich heritage that is woven into the fabric of community and family life in the area, not to mention the threat to livelihood. Read the rest of this entry »
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