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New Landscape Bill to Help Regional Communities

flinders ranges 2.jpgThe State Government has introduced the Landscape South Australia Bill (2019) to establish a new framework for managing the state’s natural resources.

Minister for Environment and Water David Spiers says regional communities want a new system of managing natural resources that focuses on the basics.

These include delivering effective water management, pest, plant and animal control, soil and land management and support for broader sustainable primary production programs.

The bill proposes the eight regional Natural Resource Management boards will be replaced with nine new regional landscape boards that will give communities and landholders a greater voice in natural resources management.

It also provides transitional arrangements for winding up existing NRM Boards and will help to ensure a smooth transition to regional landscape boards.

It will deliver on the State Government’s commitment to improve the way natural resources are managed in this state for the benefit of all South Australians and promote a productive and sustainable natural landscape.