The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources has assessed the public consultation derived from the YourSAy engagement. All feedback has generally supported the initiative and no amendments to the draft amendments have been required.
This engagement has enabled the Department to now settle the proposed legislative amendments to the Irrigation Act 2009. As this is a red tape reduction initiative, the amendments are to form part of the Simplify Day bill to be introduced to Parliament on Simplify Day 2017. Simplify Day is the State Government’s annual red tape repeal day focused on cutting unnecessary red tape and removing outdated and redundant legislation.
Updates on Simplify Day 2017 can be viewed here: yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/simplify-day/updates