NRM North, TAS
Environmental account submitted by NRM North in 2014.
The NRM North region spreads over an area which includes Launceston; Tasmania’s second largest township which in 1895 became the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to be lit by hydroelectric power. Industry sectors within the region include agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, viticulture and forest industries. Approximately 65% of the region’s terrestrial area is covered by native vegetation. The region has a maritime temperate climate and experiences an average annual rainfall between approximately 600–1500 mm. Steep rainfall gradients exist between the high and low elevations.