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DRAFT SAAL NRM Board Business and Operational Plan 2019/20-21/22

Consultation on the SA Arid Lands (SAAL) NRM Board’s 2019/20-2021/22 Draft Business and Operational Plan is open until Thursday, 14 February 2019.

To have your feedback considered by the SAAL Board Please submit comments in writing to SAAridlands@sa.gov.au or post to:

SAAL NRM Board Business and Operational Plan Consultation

Natural Resources Centre SA Arid Lands


Port Augusta SA 5700

The South Australian Arid Lands NRM Board has legislative responsibility through the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (the Act) to ensure the sustainable use and care of these natural resources for the generations to come. In developing the revised 10 year NRM plan for the region the Board has engaged with the community to prepare a strategic path that will maintain and enhance the region’s natural resources.

Part of that strategic document is this rolling three-year business plan which articulates the activities the Board will undertake to deliver components of the regional plan and to fulfil its statutory obligations. Both plans are developed in partnership with community with the business plan subject to review at least once every three years. This plan has been reviewed to align with State Government changes, the reform of the NRM system in South Australia, as well as the conclusion of five-years of Commonwealth Government funded programs, and the commencement of new Commonwealth funding for the next five years.

Click here to download a copy of the draft SAAL Board Business and Operational Plan 2019/20-21/22, and the SAAL Board Water Affecting Policy (Appendix A of this business plan - separate document).

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Find out more about the outcomes from the consultation and the next steps.

Water Allocation Plan for the Far North Prescribed Wells

The SA Arid Lands NRM Board is reviewing the Water Allocation Plan (WAP) for the Far North Prescribed Wells Area and is seeking comments and feedback from the community.

The first of three stages of consultation on the revised Water Allocation Plan has commenced with various stakeholders notified about the plan’s review and provided with information and a survey to gather opinions about the strengths and weaknesses of the current plan. 

The initial consultation phase also included a meeting of Traditional Owners in Port Augusta in November 2017 and meetings with the Board’s two district groups included in the Far North Prescribed Wells Area: the Marla Oodnadatta District and the Marree Innamincka District.

Specific issues and policy positions will be discussed through a series of discussion papers and focus group meetings in the second stage of consultation in 2018.   And the final phase will be the statutory consultation on the draft plan, prior to draft plan being presented to the Minister for consideration and adoption by July 2019.

For more information contact David Leek at david.leek@sa.gov.au

Additional consultations 

You can provide input on a range of state-wide topics that are currently open for community consultation. Find out more on the YourSAy website.

General feedback

If you would like to email us, please use our feedback form.