The State Government wants to see communities and people central to managing the natural resources of their region. This involves significant reforms to the NRM system, and your input is critical.
The government’s proposed reforms include:
- 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, with community elected members and ministerial appointments.
- Transforming the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges NRM region into three separate regions (Green Adelaide, Hills and Fleurieu, and Plains and Valleys)
- 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 statewide Landscape Priorities Fund and Grassroots Grants program – $2 million statewide annual fund for volunteer, community and not-for-profit groups to access.
Register now to attend a community forum near you.