The South East Queensland Natural Resource Management Plan 2009-2031 is our community’s plan for the future of the region’s natural assets (like beaches, farmland, waterways and bushland).

The updated plan focuses on 10 key targets:

  1. Bushland
  2. Farmland
  3. Waterways
  4. Wetlands
  5. Beaches
  6. Recreational Space
  7. Scenic Amenity
  8. Seagrass & Mangroves
  9. Air Quality
  10. Community

We’ve listened

The SEQ NRM Plan was recently updated to better prepare the community and the economy for the future. We’ve heard from planners, landholders, volunteers and many more.

The result has seen a large, target heavy plan evolve to a lighter, shorter and easy to understand plan, easily integrated with other National, State and regional plans, visions and goals.

Guiding investment

The plan will be an important tool to guide where investment, including Australian Government funding, should be directed in the region to manage our natural assets.

These natural assets include everything that underpin our economy and make our region such a great place to live, such as clean air and water, farmland, beaches, bushland and fish, animals and plants.

Keeping it relevant

The current draft of the plan has been developed to align with Local Governments’ visions, goals and local actions.

It supports agriculture (including fisheries) and tourism, two of Queensland’s major economic pillars.

The updated SEQ NRM Plan 2014 refocuses action on managing the natural assets needed to support SEQ’s economy and community wellbeing.

The updated plan has been based on the best science and evidence available - view the science reports in the Key Resources section.

How could you use the plan?

The plan is intended to be a living document that could be used by community groups, landholders, private businesses, local governments and state government agencies, to guide actions and activities and align the great work being done across the region.

  • Local Government: Compliment and support local planning by providing a regional context to local actions that enhance nature and the extent of natural assets that are important to our way of life.
  • Community group: Help guide restoration activities around the region and enhance understanding of how local action will impact on the broader landscape and the region.
  • Tourism body: The maintenance of the assets that underpin existing business and the potential for new tourism opportunities.
  • Landholder: Guide actions that support the management of natural assets on a property for economic and environmental outcomes and their impact in the broader landscape.
  • Developer: Provide opportunity to get better outcomes from investments for their clients and the community as a whole as well as improve the value from their investment in meeting regulatory requirements.
Click here to download the Plan