Changing how we manage our landscapes in South Australia

Our landscapes underpin our communities, our economy, our wellbeing and our way of life, which is why we all have a responsibility to protect and manage our state’s landscapes for the enjoyment of all South Australians.

From July 1 2020, the Landscape South Australia Act 2019 replaced the Natural Resources Management Act 2004, as the key framework for managing the state's land, water, pest plants and animals, and biodiversity across the state.

The department works in partnership with the eight new regional Landscape South Australia boards, responsible for administering the new Act. A new entity Green Adelaide will also bring an integrated approach to managing Adelaide's urban environment.

A key priority of landscape boards is to support local communities and landowners to be directly responsible for sustainably managing their region’s landscapes with an emphasis on land and water management, pest animal and plant control, and biodiversity. This includes providing greater funding and partnership opportunities with local community organisations to deliver on ground works and projects.

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