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Status and good practice in Australian NRM governance. Report No.5, Pathways to good practice in regional NRM governance


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Davidson, JL, Lockwood, M, Griffith, R, Curtis, A and Stratford, E ORCID: 0000-0001-6273-493X 2008 , Status and good practice in Australian NRM governance. Report No.5, Pathways to good practice in regional NRM governance.

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Environmental degradation, including biodiversity loss and water quality decline, is a major problem
facing Australia. Regional delivery of natural resource management (NRM) is the main mechanism for
addressing such issues. Yet we lack fundamental understandings about the effectiveness and quality of
regional NRM governance. Governance involves consideration of issues such as authority, accountability,
representation, and consultation. It is a key determinant of the capacity of regional NRM institutions to
make effective decisions and deliver outcomes. This interdisciplinary and collaborative project was
conceived to assess the effectiveness of regional NRM governance and to develop a standard for goodpractice
NRM governance. The work focuses on nine NRM regions in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. The
objectives are to:
1. establish a theoretically robust understanding of good NRM governance;
2. develop a set of principles for good NRM governance;
3. describe NRM governance arrangements and structures, with particular reference to our nine partner
4. assess the quality of NRM governance in our nine partner regions, as well as the state and national
levels, against our governance principles and related themes;
5. to offer good practice guidelines for NRM governance; and
6. develop a standard for good NRM governance that can be used to benchmark and track governance

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Authors/Creators:Davidson, JL and Lockwood, M and Griffith, R and Curtis, A and Stratford, E
Publisher: University of Tasmania
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ISBN: 978-1-86295-451-9

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