The South Australian Government has committed to a range of reforms to the natural resources management system.
• Replacing the Natural Resources Management Act with the proposed Landscape South Australia Act
• Creating a simpler, flexible and accessible system for managing natural resources, with decentralised decision-making
• Putting people at the heart of managing our natural resources, recognising that those who work and live on the land are well placed to manage and sustain it
• Creating nine landscape Boards and Green Adelaide to replace existing NRM Boards
• Making soil quality, pest plant and animal control and water management major priorities
• Capping annual land and water levy rises at a rate set by an independent body or according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
• Establishing a Grassroots Grants program, a $2 million statewide annual fund for volunteer, community and not-for-profit groups to access.
A discussion paper provides an overview of the reforms, the benefits it will bring and the key areas where community input is sought to shape those reforms.
Have your say on how we manage our state's natural resources.
Closing date: 5pm Monday 15 October