Our Mission

To encourage and support sustainable natural resource management by all sectors of the community in the northern rivers region. More about NRCMA

Current Projects

The NRCMA funds projects across the Northern Rivers region to support the sustainable use and management of our valuable natural resources. Explore our current projects

NRCMA Sponsorships

The NRCMA provides small sponsorship grants for community events that have a Natural Resource Management focus. Find out more about sponsorship

Coastal Fontainea

This tiny, critically endangered population has been brought back from the brink by a translocation project funded through the Northern Rivers CMA. Read our story.
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Welcome to the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority...

The Northern Rivers CMA was established in 2005 by the New South Wales government to work with the community to protect and restore our natural resources. Each year, the Northern Rivers CMA funds a wide range of projects across the Northern Rivers region to encourage the sustainable use and management of our precious natural resources.  Read more about what we do...

Local Land Services commences operation across NSW from January 2014.

This statutory organisation brings together a wealth of k nowledge and expertise from Livestock Health and Pest Authorities, Catchment Management Authorities and some advisory services of the Department of Primary Industries, into a new grass roots model for regional service delivery.

LLS will be managed by local people on local Boards, working closely with farmers, land managers and communities to deliver services relevant to their needs.

We are now online

To find out more about Local Land Services go to our website at www.lls.nsw.gov.au

Healthy Waterways

Read about the successful: Healthy Waterways: better boating, more fish education strategy
Find out more

Project Opportunities

Successful NRM and sustainable agriculture projects annouced
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The Jaliigirr Project

The project will help organisations, landholders and communities improve and protect the biodiversity of their land
Find out more

Lake Innes Project

The Lake Innes Environmental Assessment has been finalised.
Read more

Board Update

Bookmark our Board Update page for monthly updates on NRCMA Board business.
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New native vegetation regulation changes

The NSW Government, today published a new native vegetation regulation which commences on 23 September.
Read more

The Northern Rivers Catchment Action Plan 2013-2023

  CAP Cover

The Northern Rivers Catchment Action Plan 2013-23 (NR CAP 2013-23) has been approved by the NSW Minister for Primary Industries.

The document is available for download as a PDF file by clicking the link below. The Northern Rivers CMA would like to thank all those individuals and organisations who have contributed to the development of the NR CAP 2013-2023. For further information please email  northern@cma.nsw.gov.au

Northern Rivers Catchment Action Plan 2013-23


Managing Native Vegetation

Picture of native vegetationThe Northern Rivers CMA  is the consent authority for vegetation clearing on non-urban lands in the northern rivers region.

More about the Native Vegetation Act

GiPA Information Access

NSW Government LogoEvery NSW agency must make certain government information publicly available under the GIPA Act

More about information access

Caring for Our Country LogoNSW Government Logo

The Northern Rivers CMA is part of the NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services (NSW Trade & Investment) and will soon become known as the Northern Rivers Local Land Service. The Northern Rivers CMA and its programs are supported by the Australian Government's Caring for Our Country and the NSW Government.