NRM Regions Queensland (NRMRQ) is a Company Limited by Guarantee which has as its member base the 14 regional natural resource management (NRM) bodies in Queensland. The Board consists of the Chairs of 13 of the regional bodies, with the Torres Strait Regional Authority an associate member.
The NRMRQ, or Regional Groups Collective as it was originally, was formed in 2002 to improve the state-wide delivery of regional NRM outcomes in partnership with industry, community and government, and to act as a representative body for NRM in Queensland by providing a single, strong voice for its members. The Collective is funded by these members – the 14 regional natural resource management bodies in Queensland, and the Queensland State Government and Australian Government through Caring for Our Country.
The NRMRQ supports our regional NRM groups to deliver sustainability outcomes by coordinating statewide programs, providing mentoring and leadership, advocacy for improved investment in natural resource management, and identifying areas for training and improvement. The NRMRQ provides a cohesive and collaborative forum to: collaborate, support, advocate for and add value to regional groups to affect positive environmental and social changes at the regional level.
The NRM Regions Queensland works collaboratively with other peak bodies with an interest in natural resource management, regional sustainability and conservation and is often called upon to provide comment on government policy and consultation processes.