New outcome on YourSAy: South Australian Multiple Land Use Framework

16 June 2017

South Australian Multiple Land Use Framework, information booklet and case studies now available

South Australia is a pioneer of multiple and sequential land use outcomes across a variety of land uses, including our multiple use regional reserves and marine park systems and success in opening the Woomera Prohibited Area. For many of these differing land uses access to land is critical to South Australia's long-term sustainability and international competitiveness.

In order for us to properly balance those interests and build long-term wealth for the common good, the State Government has produced the inaugural South Australian Multiple Land Use Framework (the Framework), the first of its kind to be released by an Australian State or Territory.

The Framework, released on 15 June 2017, encourages the consideration of multiple land use where appropriate, and it recognises the importance of land ownership and the need for timely engagement with landowners, communities and organisations. Collaboration and shared commitment are key to sustaining and diversifying rural and regional economies.  The Framework seeks to increase transparency and consistency in decision making to encourage consideration of multiple and sequential land use and enable more effective targeted engagement with communities on land use change.

The Framework builds on the commitment to engaging in the most effective way with South Australians on decisions that affect them and aligns with several of the State Government’s good governance policy initiatives, including Better Together. 

The Framework can be used by anyone who is involved in multiple land use projects and assists regulators, decision makers and individuals by providing:

  • clear direction on the importance of considering multiple land uses at the early stage of a project
  • tools and general policy direction to assist regulators, decision makers and individuals to improve stakeholder engagement (see 'guiding principles' and 'key engagement mechanisms' in the Framework).

You can now download the Framework, information booklet and the recommendations report here.