Managing our landscapes - conversations for change

The South Australian Government has committed to reforming the natural resources management system and part of this process will be to repeal the Natural Resource Management Act and replace it with a new, simpler piece of legislation called Landscape SA.

The Government is asking all South Australians to contribute to this process and let them know your opinions on what the new priorities should be via the Your Say Website. You can also be involved by attending a community forum or providing a written submission. 

What is being decided?
The South Australian Government has committed to a range of reforms to the natural resources management system. These 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;
  • 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 Grassroots Grants program, a $2 million statewide annual fund for volunteer, community and not-for-profit groups to access.

Get involved
Check out the Discussion Paper, the Executive Summary and the Frequently Asked Questions and provide your feedback on how you believe natural resources should be managed:

Contact details
For general enquiries, please email the Landscape Reform team at or call on 8124 4772, 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Closing date: Monday 15 October 2018

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