Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 2 April to 27 April 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.


We want your feedback on the draft regulations for the new Landscape South Australia Act 2019. 

What’s being decided?

We are undertaking significant reform to improve how our landscapes and natural resources are managed.

From 1 July 2020, the new Landscape South Australia Act 2019 (the Act) will replace the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (NRM) as the new framework for managing the state’s soil, water, pest animals and plants, and biodiversity.

The Landscape SA summary explains what is included in the new Act.

As part of these changes, we have created landscape regulations to underpin the Act’s operation, including:

The regulations were prepared following a review by the Department for Environment and Water with input from other agencies who administer regulated matters.

Current NRM regulations still required under the new Act have been included in the new draft regulations with some operational improvements which aim to create a simpler and more accessible system. Other minor updates have also been made to ensure consistency with the new Act. The Key changes under the new draft regulations tab provides an overview of these improvements

To help you understand what these changes mean to you, we have also put together a Regulations explanatory paper.

Get involved

To provide your feedback, read the Regulations explanatory paper, the key changes under the new draft regulations and view the three draft regulations summaries:

Then have your say:

The Governance Officer
Landscape Services
Department for Environment and Water
GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will be used to finalise the Landscape SA regulations.

What are the next steps?

Your feedback will inform the development of the final regulations. A feedback report will be made available via this website following the consultation.

The regulations will be operational at the full commencement of the Act on 1 July 2020.

Once finalised, the regulations will be available on the South Australian Legislation website

You can keep informed by subscribing to the landscape reform updates.

Contact details

For general enquiries, please email

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 27 April