Have your say
NRM is changing
You’re invited to have your say about the State Government’s proposed reforms aimed at improving the management of our natural resources in South Australia.
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. Come along and have your say at our upcoming community forums:
Register your attendance at 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.
A discussion paper, frequently asked questions and video provide an overview of the reforms, including the benefits it will bring. To stay up to date, subscribe to receive e-mail updates.
For more information, including how to provide written submissions visit www.yoursay.sa.gov.au/landscape-reform.
Written submissions close Monday 15 October 2018.
You can provide input on a range of topics that are currently open for community consultation across the state. Find out more on the State-wide yourSAy website.