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Independent review of the Landscape South Australia Act 2019

The Landscape South Australia Act 2019 (Landscape Act) provides the framework for promoting sustainable and integrated management of land, water, pest plants and animals and biodiversity across the state.

The Act required that an independent review of the operation and effectiveness of the Act be undertaken as soon as practicable 3 years after its commencement.

The 6-month independent review, led by the Honourable John Hill, commenced in August 2023. 134 written submissions about the Act and related legislation were received during the public consultation period.

After considering feedback, the report puts forward 66 recommendations across 14 areas of the Act to enhance and strengthen the Landscape SA system and its objectives

The Report of the Independent Review of the Landscape SA Act 2019 was tabled in Parliament on 10 April and is now public.

Independent reviewer

Hon John Hill, former member of Parliament (1997-2014) including Minister for the Environment (2002- 2006), was appointed to conduct the independent review.

Mr Hill operated independently from the landscape boards and agencies and reported directly to the Minister for Climate, Environment and Water.

Advisory Group

An Advisory Group supported the Independent Reviewer by providing high level and specialist advice on the operation and effectiveness of the Landscape Act, or on any other matter related to the review, as requested by the Independent Reviewer.

The Advisory Group consisted of the following nominated members:

  • Hon John Hill (Independent Reviewer and Chair of the Advisory Group)
  • Mr David Greenhough (Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board)
  • Mr Chris Daniels (Green Adelaide)
  • Mr Andrew Meddle (Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board)
  • Ms Kirsty Bevan (Nature Conservation Society of SA, representing Conservation Council of SA)
  • Ms Caroline Rhodes (Primary Producers SA)
  • Mr Andrew Lamb (Local Government Association of SA)
  • Ms Alice Fistr (Primary Industries and Regions SA)
  • Ms Cate Hart (Department for Environment and Water)
  • Ms Sandy Carruthers (Department for Environment and Water)
  • Mr Dan Jordan (Department for Environment and Water)


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