Land management support

Managing land on Kangaroo Island (KI) more sustainably is critical if the natural resources management aims for the island are to be achieved. Ensuring the right information is available to help people improve soil and land condition, increase productive capacity and reduce the impacts of land degradation processes is key to best practice management on KI. Specialised technical support, information sharing and assistance are available from local staff as well as visiting technical experts in a wide range of sustainable agriculture fields including carbon farming initiatives.

Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator 

This project is supported by the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. 

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The Regional Landcare Facilitator supports land managers, community, industry and Landcare groups, general community and NRKI to deliver best practice land management on the island.

  •  High level technical advice to landholders and the KI Natural Resources Management Board.
  • Awareness and capacity building of best practice land management techniques through field days, farm walks, written material and liaison with relevant industry and community groups.
  • Assistance to land managers and community groups with applications for sustainable agriculture or biodiversity improvement projects.
  • Soil health monitoring.
  • A conduit between the community, Natural Resources KI, Commonwealth Government agencies, PIRSA, Rural Solutions SA and SARDI for land management issues.
  • Assistance to the community to gain access to information related to sustainable land management.
 
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For more information contact 

Damon Cusack 

Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

Email Damon.Cusack@sa.gov.au

Phone - Office: 08 8553 4441        Mob: 0437 172 877

 

The tax facts - Landcare tax incentives

Primary producers are eligible for several tax rebates for undertaking land care works. Basalt to Bay Landcare Network have been working closely with the Australian Tax Office to produce simple, easy to read guides to help farmers get the rebates they are entitled to for doing land care works.

You don’t have to be a Landcare member to take advantage of these incentives, but you do need to be a registered primary producer in Australia for tax purposes, including if you lease land. The land can be anywhere within Australia. 

Fire preparedness and prevention

 This fact sheet explains your entitlement to claim income tax deductions for costs you incur on fire emergency preparedness and prevention assets and activities on your primary production land.

Shelterbelts

This fact sheet explains your entitlement to claim an income tax deduction for the cost of establishing shelterbelts on land you use to carry on a primary production business.

Landcare and similar expenses

This fact sheet explains your entitlement to claim income tax deductions for capital costs you incur on land care, waterway and similar operations. 

Tree Farming and Forestry

This fact sheet explains your entitlement to claim income tax deductions for the costs of acquiring, establishing or maintaining forest plantations. This is sometimes referred to in the industry as tree farming.

Resources

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Growing Kangaroo Island Enewsletter Subscribe here or view previous issues here

 Future Proofing Agriculture on Kangaroo Island Project

 Building Resilient Agricultural Systems on Kangaroo Island Project

Wind-proofing your farm: Increasing farm productivity with shelterbelts 2018 

Kangaroo Island soil acidity status report 2018

 Farm planning for profit

 Creating a creek crossing fact sheet 2016

 


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