Investment Plan overview


There are three main investment themes in the Investment Plan – Biodiversity, Sustainable Agriculture, and Aboriginal NRM. Each theme is underpinned by objectives, and identifies priority actions for which ACT Natural Resource Management (ACT NRM) will seek funding and collaboration.

The Investment Plan recognises that in many cases, achieving outcomes will require integration of actions across themes. For example, supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community to work on Country could provide benefits to biodiversity. Similarly, protecting native vegetation and biodiverstiy on farms can result in agricultural production benefits.

Water is a critical component of NRM. This plan recognises that investment planning for water is well advanced through the new ACT and Region Catchment Management Strategy and other complementary planning processes. The Investment Plan aligns with, but does not seek to duplicate, integrated catchment planning in the ACT and region.

An overview of the ACT Natural Resource Management Investment Plan, as described in the text below this image.



  1. Resilient woodlands, grassland and alpine bogs
  2. Threatened species recovery
  3. Climate change

Sustainable Agriculture

  1. Improve the grazing resource base
  2. Native vegetation on farms
  3. Reduce bosecurity risk
  4. Innovation and resilience

Aboriginal Resource Management

  1. Protecting country
  2. Connecting with country and culture
  3. Supporting cultural tourism


  1. Healthy catchments and water bodies
  2. A sustainable water supply used efficiently
  3. A community that values and enjoys healthy catchments and waterways

Strengthening Community

  1. Capable connected community
  2. Supporting our farmers
  3. Working on and managing country

Factors considered in identification of themes, objectives and actions

The Biodiversity, Sustainable Agriculture and Aboriginal NRM themes reflect the core focus of ACT NRMs work – delivering national NRM priorities at the local level. This alignment of effort is illustrated in the Strategic Investment Framework.

A number of criteria have been used to determine the objectives and actions to be delivered under the Investment Plan:

Guiding principles for delivery of the Investment Plan