Cape York NRM Corporate Documents
A collection of Corporate Documents owned by Cape York Natural Resource Management Ltd.
Data and Resources
The 2018–19 financial year was Cape York Natural Resource Management Ltd.’s eighth full year of operation as a directly funded regional natural resource management body. Further details of how money received was invested, and the outcomes of the work, can be found in the Operations overview of this report. The primary source of income for the company during the financial year was provided by the Australian Government from its Reef Trust program and Regional Landcare Program, and the Queensland State Government from its Natural Resources Investment Program. We have been able to continue to host the Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance Coordinator through the joint Federal and State Government Nest to Ocean funding.
* General Membership: Must be a resident of Cape York Region as defined by the map contained in the Membership Application Form as published from time to time; Must be a Member of a Membership Sector, and so recorded in the Register of Members; Has a right to attend General Meetings and subject to Rule 118,, vote at all meetings of Members of the Company; Has the right to stand and vote at an election for the Sector Directors of the Membership sector in which they are a Member8
** Supporting Membership: Supporting Membership of the Company is open to non-resident applicants (individuals or organisations) with an interest in supporting the objects of the Company; A Supporting Member of the Company has the right to attend meetings of the Company; A Supporting Member does not have the right to vote at meetings of Members of the Company, or to vote at an election for a Sector Director of the Company
Cape York NRM is the member-owned Regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) body for the Cape York NRM Region.
Cape York NRM supports individuals, groups and communities involved in cultural and natural resource management with funding, professional and practical support, regional coordination and planning, communications and representation.
The Charter given to it by the Cape York community is to fill the role of a regional natural resource management body for the Cape York region including:
- the protection and enhancement of the natural environment;
- to support and facilitate the ecological sustainability and viability of industry to improve quality of life for the community;
- the provision of information and education, building community capacity, the carrying on of research about the natural environment and its management;
- to develop a natural resource management plan and investment strategy for the Cape York region;
- to develop funding applications for regional and competitive funding programs;
- to be accountable for Australian and State Government funding to implement the natural resource management plan and investment strategy for the Cape York region;
- to, wherever possible, broker partnerships with existing groups, organisations and local governments across Cape York to deliver natural resource management activities.
The organisation’s mission is to help people to work together to care for the natural environment and to promote the sustainable use of Cape York’s natural resources.
Cape York NRM Board of Directors
Cape York NRM is led by a community-based Board of up to 10 from six Sectors:
- Indigenous Sector – 5 members
- Local Government Sector – 1 member
- Primary Industry Sector – 1 member
- Tourism, Small Business, Mining and other Industry Sector – 1 member
- Community Sector - 1 member
- Conservation Sector – 1 member
The Board positions which are currently open for nomination are Directors for the:
- Local Government Sector
- Primary Industry Sector
- Tourism, Small Business, Mining and other Industry Sector
- Community Sector
- Indigenous Zone 1 Sector
- Indigenous Zone 3 Sector.
This Regional Investment Strategy contains the priorities for investment for the five years 2013-2018 as identified through consultation with the peoples and communities of Cape York.
The purpose of the strategy is to detail the investment required to undertake activities that will contribute to achieving community identified outcomes.
The principal intent of the strategy is to act as a prospectus for obtaining the Cape York NRM regional base funds from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program and the Queensland Government’s NRM program. It will also be used as the basis for attracting funding from other sources, including Commonwealth and State Government grant programs, the corporate sector and philanthropic organisations.
*(Message from the Chair) *It is with great pleasure I bring you my first report as Chairperson for Cape York Natural Resource Management, for our third year of operations. We have continued to mature and grow, and our new board is setting strategic direction for natural resource management arrangements on Cape York.
We secured more than $4 million for natural resource management on Cape York in this period, and we maintained our commitment to delivering a significant proportion of that funding to our service provider partners for delivery of onground projects. Our new Board gives us broad and strategic representation for Cape York and has brought a diverse range of skills to the governance of the Company. In this period our Board has commenced strategic planning for the future direction of the Company, and introduced Director portfolios to the organisation. The first of these is our Finance Audit and Risk Sub- Committee which will oversee our financial accountability and monitor our approach to risk management. It has been a significant period for Cape York in relation to regional, state and national planning.
We made submissions to the Cape York Regional Plan and Northern Australia white paper, and attended numerous meetings on the Cape and in Cairns, Brisbane and Canberra, and worked to provide opportunities for Cape York people to have their say on these important matters. Cape York NRM has continued to build and strengthen its relationships with the people and organisations on Cape York and further afield. For example, this year we formalised a Memorandum of Understanding with Cape York Sustainable Futures. This agreement outlines our roles and provides a framework for working together for good natural resource management, social, cultural and economic outcomes for the people of Cape York. As Chair I have continued to represent Cape York on the Regional Groups Collective, the body which represents all of the Natural Resource Management Groups in Queensland. This is an important strategic alliance for Cape York, as we are able to collaborate on state-wide projects, and advocate on issues that you, our members, have said are important. - David Caludie, Chair