The long-term future of Australia’s agricultural food, fisheries and forestry industries, and the rural and regional communities that depend on them, require a sustainably managed resource base.

The SRM division works with community groups, industries, and governments to develop strategies for improved natural resource management. This includes encouraging farmers and land managers to maintain and improve the natural resource base on which agricultural production relies, such as soil, native vegetation, water and atmosphere.
Our work includes:

  • developing and implementing policy and programmes that ensure marine living resources and agricultural land is managed sustainably, including Caring for our Country and Landcare
  • implementing policies and programmes that promote community engagement in Landcare
  • weeds and pest animals policy
  • Indigenous policy
  • Commonwealth and national fisheries management, including aquaculture
  • water and irrigation policies and programmes

There are three branches in the SRM division.

First Assistant Secretary

  • Cathrine Stephenson A/g
    Switchboard: +61  2 6272 3933

Assistant Secretary

Sustainable Agriculture and Engagement Branch

  • Jenny Barbour
    Switchboard: +61 2 6272 3933

Landcare Programmes Branch

  • Paul Pak Poy A/g
    Switchboard: +61 2 6272 3933

Fisheries Branch

  • Gordon Neil
    Switchboard: +61 2 6272 3933