Plan Summary

Green Adelaide will deliver practical outcomes across 7 key priorities.

Below is a summary of the priorities, and how the draft Regional Landscape Plan addresses these.

The Summary of Green Adelaide’s Draft Regional Landscape Plan PDF is available for download.

7 Key Priorities overview

1. Coastal management

Goal

Coastal and marine habitat biodiversity is restored and conserved

Focus areas

  • Facilitate a partnerships approach to adaptive coast and marine management
  • Partner and invest in the conservation and restoration of coastal and marine environments
  • Conserve and restore Blue Carbon habitats

Outcomes

  • Coordinated conservation and restoration of natural coast and marine environments
  • Improved biodiversity outcomes, including habitats and species of key conservation concern
  • Enhanced climate resilience and adaptation and increased environmental and social benefits

Example Outcome Indicators (5 years)

  • Reef condition improves
  • Seagrass extent and condition improves
  • Coastal habitat condition of significant sites improves
  • Populations of species of conservation concern increase or remain stable

 

2. Water resources and wetlands

Goal

Water resources deliver environmental, economic, social and cultural benefits

Focus areas

  • Protect, enhance, and restore water resources and water-dependent ecosystems through partnerships and on-ground delivery
  • Build water knowledge and management capacity of practitioners and community
  • Simple and enabling water management policy frameworks

Outcomes

  • Biodiverse blue and green spaces that enhance the quality and sustainability of water resources
  • Effective management of watercourses by landholders (public and private)
  • Best practice, sustainable water management

Example Outcome Indicators (5 years)

  • Aquatic ecosystem condition improves
  • Fish abundance and diversity increases
  • Surface water (flow and quality) improves

 

3. Biodiversity sensitive urban design (BSUD) & water sensitive urban design (WSUD)

Goal

Community and industry capacity to design cooler, biodiverse and greener urban landscapes is improved

Focus areas          

  • Facilitate and incentivise best practice BSUD and WSUD in new developments, major transport corridors, public open spaces and local streetscapes
  • Coordinate and partner on research and other tools to address barriers to implementation and identify opportunities for innovation
  • Build community, council and industry knowledge, motivation and capacity to deliver best practice outcomes

Outcomes

  • Best practice BSUD and WSUD outcomes in both the private and public realm
  • Implementation barriers are solved and opportunities harnessed
  • Improved WSUD and BSUD implementation success by community, councils and industry

Example Outcome Indicators (5 years)

  • Uptake of WSUD and BSUD in new development increases
  • Uptake of WSUD and BSUD in council projects increases

 

4. Green streets and flourishing parklands

Goal

The extent and quality of urban green cover is increased

Focus areas

  • G1 Drive coordinated, accelerated greening of streetscapes and public spaces
  • Encourage the protection of trees and incentivise greater greening of private land through the new planning system and other levers
  • Identify priority locations for improved urban greening and define what success looks like in different contexts

Outcomes

  • Improved regional coordination to achieve more resilient, water smart and sustainable urban greening outcomes
  • More new infill housing keep mature trees and plant more than the minimum landscaping requirements
  • Strategic, high quality greening reflective of local context and need

Example Outcome Indicators (5 years)

  • Tree canopy and green cover increases
  • Reduction of localised heat islands

 

5. Fauna, flora and ecosystem health in the urban environment

Goal

Urban habitats for native flora and fauna are restored, conserved or expanded

Focus areas

  • Facilitate and invest in improving knowledge about species and ecological systems and their management
  • Invest and partner in protecting, improving and/or creating terrestrial habitats
  • Identify and support the implementation of recovery actions for threatened plants and animals

Outcomes

  • Flora and fauna conservation management practices are improved
  • Terrestrial habitat condition improves at sites with significant investment
  • Quality (or extent) of habitat is enhanced and threatened species’ population decline is halted (or reversed) at targeted sites

Example Outcome Indicators (5 years)

  • Terrestrial habitat condition improves for specific sites
  • Populations of species of conservation concern increase or remain stable

 

6. Controlling pest plants and animals

Goal

The impacts of pests and overabundant native species are well managed

Focus areas

  • Facilitate research and provide expert advice to support effective management of overabundant native species and pest plants and animals
  • Work with partners to conduct surveillance to detect incursion of new and emerging pest plants and animals.
  • Establish partnerships to develop and implement innovative pest and overabundant species management strategies and educational programs

Outcomes

  • Knowledge and delivery of effective management strategies improves
  • Identification and control of new and emerging pest animals and plants before they are widely established
  • Mitigated threat to native species and the community and protection of key biodiversity assets and primary production

Example Outcome Indicators (5 years)

  • Number of emerging weeds (populations/sites) controlled, reduced or eradicated
  • Number of pest incursions identified and eradicated

 

7. Nature education

Goal

Community members value, connect with and are stewards for nature

Focus areas

  • Raise awareness and build capacity about Aboriginal cultural knowledge, values and lore
  • Facilitate cross-sector nature education community campaigns to reach diverse audiences
  • Enable a movement of diverse nature ‘stewards’ through school/educational partnerships, community learning and development, nature play, citizen science and sustainability activities

Outcomes

  • Traditional practices are embedded in community-led projects and programs
  • Increased community awareness, understanding and inspiration to connect with and care for nature
  • Increased environmental values and broad participation in nature stewardship and sustainability activities across diverse communities

Example Outcome Indicators (5 years)

  • Community environmental values, knowledge and behaviours are improved
  • Community knowledge, recognition and attitudes towards Kaurna culture are increased

 

Potential Iconic Projects (across all priorities)

Specific projects for each priority are to be determined.

  • Rewilding our rivers and coastlines – opportunities exist at:
    • Lower Field River Valley
    • Dry Creek
    • Sturt River
    • Aldinga Washpool
    • Mutton Cove
    • delivering Breakout Creek Stage 3
  • Greening our streets and backyards – bringing together multiple partners to drive an ambitious and coordinated approach to greening our city
  • Making Adelaide a National Park City – lead the process to creating a National Park City
  • Reigniting Culture – led by Warpulai Kumangka and includes a partnered Cultural Burns Program

Example Annual Indicators (across all projects)

  • Levy dollars invested
  • Additional funding leveraged
  • Number of project partners
  • Number of grants
  • Spread of investment socially and spatially
  • Media/social media reach
  • Number of research trials funded
  • Number of projects led by, or with input from, Kaurna
  • Kaurna employment (Green Adelaide projects/programs)
  • Hectares of habitat maintained/restored
  • Number of volunteers/citizen science events
  • Number of trees and other vegetation planted
  • Hectares of pest plant and animal control
  • Number of capacity-building events

Upcoming key dates

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 at 5:00 PM

CLOSING DATE: Green Adelaide Regional Landscape Plan