Our Story

Tamar NRM covers the municipalities of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town Councils. Our strength lies in our strong ties with the community and our bottom up approach to natural resource management.


Our History

The community encompasses a wide range of representatives with varied backgrounds in Landcare, education, business, Local and State Government (urban and rural alike).

Our organisation is a northern Tasmanian, independent not-for-profit natural resource management group. Our history shows we build upon grass-roots involvement in environmental issues in the Tamar Region.

Our ‘door’ opened in 1998. We developed the Tamar Region Natural Resource Management Strategy in 1999 updating the document in 2001, 2007 and 2012. We changed out name to Tamar NRM in 2016.

Supported and encouraged by Launceston City, West Tamar and George Town municipalities, we have played a significant role in promoting and managing a wide range of activities. Our aim is ensuring the Tamar Region is “an attractive and prosperous place to live and work based on a healthy environment”.

Since 2000 we have successfully attracted over $6.5M of funding through a variety of projects partnering for some with community Landcare groups and organisations within the natural resource management industry.

What we do around the Tamar Region:

  • On-ground community activities/events;
  • Community project mangement, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Sharing community know-how for the benefit of all;
  • Community education, awareness and training; and
  • Making community connections.

What our focus areas are:

  • Sustainable Agriculture;
  • Sustainable Living;
  • Biodiveristy Conservation;
  • Weeds; and
  • Feral Cats.