This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 2 April to 27 April 2020. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.
The new Act enables the establishment of new regional landscape boards and eight new regional landscape boards have been established to administer the new Act. A new entity Green Adelaide will also bring an integrated approach to managing Adelaide’s urban environment.
The new legislation will give communities and landholders a greater voice in managing their landscapes including the opportunity to elect three out of seven board members from 2022. Landscape SA also includes a Grassroots Grants program and the flexibility for levy funding to be distributed from Green Adelaide to regional South Australia through a Landscape Priorities Fund.
Presiding Members have been appointed to lead each of the eight new regional landscape boards by the Minister for Environment and Water. Single member national resource management (NRM) boards will be responsible for administering the NRM Act until it ceases and new regional landscape boards will administer full statutory responsibilities under the new Act when it fully commences on 1 July 2020.
To ensure certainty and a smooth transition for communities and land users across the regions, current regional services in the management of natural resources will continue to be delivered until 1 July 2020.
For more information, including the Act, policy overview and FAQs, visit the Landscape South Australia website.