Planning for Sustainability

Specialising in strategic planning with family farm businesses towards long-term sustainability

Clarity

Be clear about your future direction and how you are going to achieve it.

Confidence

Be confident that the decisions you make will have the desired impact.

Capability

Be supported to deliver action plans with the right skills, resources and reporting.

Natural resource managers

If you have a farming business, or are in the business of helping farmers, improving productivity and landscape health are two big drivers to your triple bottom line.

Agricultural production depends on the health of natural systems. It involves and the most appropriate and effective management of soils, water, vegetation, biodiversity. External factors also come into play such as climate, markets, legislation, industry programs, social expectations and so on.

Navigating the best management approach for your business that also accounts for the external factors can be chaotic and confusing.

Achieving a sustainable level of productivity and system health needs an approach that considers both the complexity and variability of each unique situation and the people involved.

We have worked with many farmers, agribusinesses, industry groups and organisations who are striving to improve natural resource management in the paddock and across landscapes.

Site visit for creek revegetation project, Pittsworth
Site visit for creek revegetation project, Pittsworth

Common Challenges

Over time we observed four common challenges faced by our clients when it comes to planning and executing natural resource management programs.

  • They are not clear about what they want to achieve and why it is important to them.
  • They don’t fully understand their situation and the influencing factors.
  • They’re uncertain or don't have the capability required to implement priority actions.
  • They don’t ask questions, or have confidence in their approach.

Plan for NRM specialises in strategic planning to help family farm businesses plan their sustainability journey with clarity and confidence for vibrant people, production and landscapes.

What our Clients Say

Having worked closely with Liz I have found her to be highly professional and easy to deal with. Liz was able to perform extremely well under pressure and in the short time restraints. Her analytical skills and ability to produce quality work was invaluable to projects that she has assisted with.  - Adam Birch, DA Hall & Co

Liz has been our go-to consultant for the past five years and her work has been integral to our group's operations. Her projects have been varied, ranging from detailed administrative tasks, such as creating a membership database and re-writing our constitution, to coordinating a major revegetation project involving more than 100 landholders in the restoration of koala habitat. 

Liz's innovative and expert grant writing skills have also gained us funding we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to access. Her contributions have been unfailingly considerate and cheerful and flexible to our needs.  - Alastair Silcock, Pittsworth District Landcare Association