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South Australians conserve and enjoy our nature, parks and places

What success looks like

Our system of parks is world-class. People value our natural environment and cultural assets, and enjoy the health and social benefits of parks. Sustainable, nature-based tourism creates jobs and strengthens the economy.


  • re-establish a dedicated National Parks and Wildlife Service for South Australia
  • manage national parks to conserve the environment, drive nature-based tourism, improve the state’s economy, and create jobs
  • implement key parks projects including: a parks volunteer ranger program; visitor infrastructure renewal in parks; development of the Great Southern Ocean Walk; and establishing Glenthorne National Park
  • identify ecologically sensitive and commercially sustainable opportunities in our parks, gardens and places, including a release of ‘New Business Opportunities’ in 2019-20
  • develop a nature conservation strategy for South Australia
  • manage the impact of introduced pests and abundant native species
  • support First People’s connection to Country, including through co-management opportunities
  • facilitate the opening of reservoirs for recreational activities and tourism opportunities
  • progress the nomination of the northern Flinders Ranges for inscription on the World Heritage List in recognition of the region’s globally significant palaeontology
  • work with our partners to manage the impact of natural hazards, specifically bushfire and flood, on our land, biodiversity, economy and communities
  • create new opportunities for the retention of shacks that are on Crown land and in national parks
  • activate government-owned heritage assets and heritage tourism, including developing a heritage tourism strategy for the state.


Find out more about our parks and places

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Botanic Gardens of South Australia


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