What is the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality?
The National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality (NAP) is the first of its kind, a commitment by the Australian, state and territory governments to jointly fund actions tackling two major natural resource management issues facing Australia's rural industries, regional communities and our unique environment.
The Plan commits $1.4 billion over seven years to June 2008 to support action by communities and land managers in 21 highly affected regions. It supports practical remedies such as the protection and rehabilitation of waterways, improvements to native vegetation, engineering works, and land and water use changes.
NAP investment is largely facilitated at a regional level through regional planning. At this level, the NAP is jointly delivered with the Natural Heritage Trust (the Trust). Visit the Natural Resource Management web site to find out more about how the NAP and the Trust are jointly delivered at the regional level.
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