About Green Adelaide

The South Australian Government is focusing its attention on metropolitan Adelaide through increased efforts to green and cool our back yards, streets and neighbourhoods, enhance biodiversity and create open and healthy green spaces for everyone.

Green Adelaide recognises the importance of connecting community to nature and managing our urban environment through an integrated approach - from the hills to the sea. By building on Adelaide's reputation as a cool, clean, green and vibrant city, we will help attract industry, investment, residents and visitors.

The Green Adelaide region encompasses 17 metropolitan councils and approximately 1.3 million South Australians. Green Adelaide is a strategic and influential body that drives innovative reform and delivers practical outcomes across seven key priorities.

Its success will be underpinned through strategic leadership, coordination, innovation and partnerships with organisations and the community to deliver a connected approach to urban natural resource management. It is governed by an expert, skills-based board of 10 people charged with driving this enduring agenda across Adelaide. The board's activities and funding across our seven priority areas will be guided by a five-year regional plan developed in consultation with its community and key stakeholders.

Through partnerships with others, the Green Adelaide Board will also leverage additional investment to drive this much needed agenda. This will secure the city's future as a vibrant and liveable city.

The landscape levy

A landscape levy is paid by ratepayers across South Australia to fund the state’s nine landscape boards, including Green Adelaide, in their work to protect and enhance the environment at a local landscape level.

The levy recognises that as residents and landowners we all have important roles and responsibilities around enjoying, managing and protecting our state’s landscapes.

In the Green Adelaide region the levy is collected on behalf of the board by the region’s 17 local councils and is used to fund programs and activities outlined in the board’s annual business plan.

You can find more information about the landscape levy here.

Follow this link for a copy of the Green Adelaide Board’s 2020-21 Business Plan.

Our engagement approach

We engage to share information, seek input, create discussion, find new ideas, combine knowledge, collaborate on decisions, connect and maximise efforts, inspire action, and walk together. Read our Statement of Engagement in full.