Natural Resource Management (NRM) is about managing the way in which people and natural landscapes interact. The NRM Levy funds this vital work.
Pursuant to the Natural Resources Management Act 2004, the Council is required to fund the operations of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board (NRMB).
The Council's contribution to the NRMB is recovered from property owners through a separate rate based on Capital Value.
The rate is fixed and calculated so as to raise the same amount as the Council's share to be contributed to the Board (taking into account any rebates/remissions under Section 159-166 of the Act) in the form of the Natural Resources Management (NRM) Levy.
Revenue from the NRM Levy is not retained by the Council, nor does the Council determine how funds collected are spent.
The Flood Mitigation and other catchment area works carried out by the Natural Resources Management Board benefit all ratepayers.