Abstract: This report was developed as a background document providing an overview of the formal institutional arrangements for natural resources management (NRM) in the Lake Eyre Basin (LEB). It is a technical report that represents one component of the ‘People, communities and economies of the Lake Eyre Basin’ project conducted by Desert Knowledge CRC and CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems. In accordance with the project design, this report focuses on describing formal NRM arrangements to complement and inform the other components of the study. As the central focus of the broader project is on community engagement, it follows that a major theme of the discussion presented here is on the formal institutional arrangements that enable these processes to occur. The primary focus of the LEB study is on Queensland (Qld), South Australia (SA) and Northern Territory (NT); however, this report also includes consideration of the institutional context in New South Wales (NSW) to complete the overview of the formal institutional context for the LEB.
Notes: Chapter 3 of Measham TG & Brake L (Eds.). People, communities and economies of the Lake Eyre Basin, DKCRC Research Report 45