Plans, strategies and policies

There are a number of plans, strategies and policies in place to help us manage South Australia’s parks and reserves, including boosting visitor numbers and raising awareness of the physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors.

Read more below about what guides the management of our parks and reserves. 

Nature like nowhere else

Nature like nowhere else is a strategy and an action plan designed to transform the state’s nature-based tourism sector by triggering opportunities for industry growth. Read more about the Nature-based tourism plan for South Australia

Healthy Parks Healthy People South Australia 2016-2021

Healthy Parks Healthy People South Australia is a nature based health approach aimed at building visitation to our national parks and promoting both the physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors.

People and Parks

The People and Parks Strategy has been developed to guide how people visit, use and enjoy South Australia’s national parks, marine parks and reserves.

Strong People, Strong Country: Co-managing Parks in South Australia

The Strong People, Strong Country tells the story of co-management in South Australia through the voices of the Aboriginal traditional owners involved and the DEWNR staff who work alongside them. Find out more about the co-management of the state's national parks.

Fossil Action Plan

The First Animal Life on Earth: An Action Plan for South Australia’s Ediacaran Fossils is a framework to guide the protection of South Australia’s unique Ediacaran fossil heritage.

Conserving Nature 2012-2020

The Conserving Nature strategy guides targeted additions to the protected area system to improve the long-term sustainability of South Australia’s environment. Conserving Nature is available in two parts - Sections 1-4 and Section 5.

Linking Adelaide with Nature

The Linking Adelaide with Nature Strategy sets out a vision for people to enjoy the 29 parks and reserves in Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills through a sustainable and more appealing trails network.  

More information

View the complete list of South Australia's parks and reserves and park management plans.

Find out what plans, strategies and policies are being prepared for South Australia's parks and reserves.