The SA Government wants to hear from communities and people central to managing the natural resources of their region.
This involves significant reforms to the NRM system, and community input is critical.
Come along and have your say at Kingscote from 2pm to 5pm on Tuesday, August 21 at the Aurora Ozone Hotel or online at www.yoursay.sa.gov.au/landscape-reform
“Find out more and have your say on how natural resources are managed in South Australia at community forums across the state in August and September.
“The South Australian Government is committed to improving the way our natural resources are managed, and the first step is to develop a new Landscape South Australia Bill to replace the existing Natural Resources Management Act.
“Building on the NRM Act’s foundations, the new Bill will empower local communities and land managers to be responsible for sustainably managing their region’s natural resources, with a key focus on soil quality, water management, and pest plant and animal control.
“Our natural resources support the state’s primary production industry, are fundamental to our health and wellbeing, and hold cultural and spiritual significance, so it’s important that all South Australians have the opportunity to give their input in how they are managed.
“Come along to a session near you, hosted by independent facilitator Becky Hirst, to find out more about the reform process and have your say on how to best manage the state’s natural resources.
For more information about reforming natural resource management in South Australia, visit http://www.yoursay.sa.gov.au/landscape-reform
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.