This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 28 November 2018 to 7 January 2019. Below is a record of the consultation report.
The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board is seeking comment on its next business plan.
What is being decided?
The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Board (the Board) is seeking the community’s feedback on its next business plan.
What is the business plan?
The draft AMLR NRM Plan (Business and Operational) 2019-20 to 2021-22 (PDF 7MB) (the AMLR Business Plan) is a three-year plan from 2019-20 to 2021-22 that sets out:
- the income that the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board (the NRM Board) receives through levies and other funding
- how the NRM Board will spend that money to achieve the targets in its strategic plan
- the conditions under which the board will issue a permit for a water affecting activity.
The draft plan is a transitional plan while the State Government implements NRM reforms across the state. While it has been prepared to cover a three-year period, it is anticipated that the plan will be replaced by the State Government's new Landscape South Australia (SA) and Green Adelaide plans before the end of the three-year period. This regional business plan recognises the State Government’s reform agenda and aligns with the Landscape SA priorities.
What are the changes?
The current Natural Resources Management Act 2004 requires regional NRM boards to review their business plans at least once every three years. The AMLR NRM Board has reviewed its business plan and prepared a new draft plan for 2019-20 to 2021-22.
Consistent with the State Government’s policy, the draft plan proposes to limit increases to the regional NRM land and water levies to CPI over the life of the plan, while maintaining an active commitment to the sustainability of the region’s natural resources.
How can your input influence the decision?
The community’s input, as well as input from key stakeholders such as local government, industry, environmental organisations, community groups, nation groups and others, will be considered by the board in finalising the plan.
How will your input be used?
All feedback will be summarised in a consultation report, along with details of the efforts the NRM Board made to consult on the plan.
The consultation report will be published by March 2019.
The plan and consultation report will provided to the Minister for Environment and Water for consideration and adoption by June 2019.
For more information please visit the Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges website.
Have your say by joining the online discussion.
You can also have your say by:
Submissions close on 7 January 2019.
For general enquiries, please call Natural Resources AMLR on (08) 8273 9100 between during business hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, or email DEW.AMLRFeedback@sa.gov.au.
Please note that feedback cannot be accepted by phone.
Closing date: Monday 7 January 2019.
This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 28 November 2018 to 7 January 2019. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of this engagement.
Currently, Natural Resources Management Boards are required to meet legislative requirements under the current Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (the NRM Act).
Under the NRM Act, regional NRM boards must review their business plans at least once in every three years. The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board has reviewed its current plan and prepared a new draft plan to cover the period of 2019-20 to 2021-22. The NRM Board is seeking your feedback on this new draft plan.
Consistent with the State Government’s policy, the draft plan proposes to limit increases to the regional NRM land and water levies to CPI over the life of the plan.
A new bill, the Landscape SA Bill, is expected to be introduced into Parliament in early 2019, as part of NRM reforms in South Australia. This bill aims to replace the current NRM Act.
Once a new business plan has been finalised, it is intended that the plan will not undergo a further review until the new Landscapes South Australia Act is in place.