The Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Plan was launched at the Kangaroo Island Brewery by Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Minister Ian Hunter.

Launching the Plan: Richard Trethewey with Ministers Leon Bignell and Ian Hunter. Photo: Steve Howell.
Launching the Plan: Richard Trethewey with Ministers Leon Bignell and Ian Hunter. Photo: Steve Howell.

The Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Plan was launched at the Kangaroo Island Brewery on September 19, by Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Minister Ian Hunter.

The new regional plan, which will be in force until 2027, was developed through extensive consultation with the KI community, industry and stakeholders.

It reflects their vision and aspirations for the island, including safeguarding its distinctive character, wild nature and unique features, placing a strong emphasis on cooperation and collaboration, acknowledging that caring for the environment and the wise stewardship of natural resources is for the benefit of all.

The need to mitigate and adapt to climate change is also a key consideration in the plan which is based on the best available science, expert and local knowledge, and presents a clear direction on what is required to sustainably manage and develop the island’s natural resources.

Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Minister Ian Hunter said, “I would like to congratulate the KI community, KI Natural Resources Management Board, and the staff of Natural Resources KI on their hard work in producing this plan.”

Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell said, “The plan will ensure KI protects its reputation as a destination renowned not only for its wildlife and stunning scenery, but also for its premium food and wine.”

Available from NRM at 37 Dauncey Street or download from: naturalresources.sa.gov.au/kangarooisland/about-us/our_regions_plan.