Consultation closed but work is still underway
Thank you for checking in on the progress of the SA Arid Lands NRM Board’s Business Plan 2016/17 - 2018/19.
Consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 8 February. The Board will be considering all feedback at its meeting in Port Augusta 9-10 February 2016 and making any necessary amendments.
A Consultation Report is available at www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/aridlands.
The report summarises the efforts made to consult on the draft Business Plan, provide a summary of feedback received, and the Board’s response.
The Business Plan (along with any amendments) and the Consultation Report was forwarded to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation for consideration and adoption by June 2016.
Community consultation is an important aspect of the process and we thank all those who provided their feedback.
Want to know more?
The South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board is inviting feedback on its draft 2016/17 – 2018/19 Business Plan
What is being decided?
The draft Business Plan (PDF, 3.2MB) sets out the SA Arid Lands NRM Board’s priorities for achieving natural resources management outcomes over the three years from 2016/17 – 2018/19. In amending the Business Plan, the Board has taken the difficult decision to propose raising NRM levies to meet a range of increased costs to meet State Water Planning and Management and other increasing costs handed down in the 2015/16 State Budget.
For more information on what's being decided, click here.
How can your input influence the decision?
The community is at the centre of natural resources management in the SA Arid Lands region. There are major changes proposed in the draft Business Plan, including to the land and water NRM levies and it's important that community is able to provide their views in the online discussion, by completing the survey, or sending in a written submission (155KB).
Written submissions can be sent to:
South Australian Arid Lands NRM Board
PO BOX 78
Port Augusta SA 5700
A set of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 170KB) containing further background information on the amended plan can be downloaded here, as well as a separate set of Frequently Asked Questions about the statewide changes to Water Program Management Costs (PDF, 95KB).
The Board's activities are showcased through its major publications On Track, Across The Outback and Connected to Country. If you would like to access these publications click here or if you would like to subscribe click here.
Comments close at 5:00 pm, 8 February 2016.
How will my input be used?
All feedback will be considered by the SA Arid Lands NRM Board in finalising the draft Business Plan at its next meeting on 9-10 February 2016.
A Consultation Report will also be prepared summarising the efforts made to consult on the draft Business Plan and providing a summary of feedback received and the Board’s response.
The Business Plan with any amendments and the Consultation Report will be forwarded to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation for consideration and adoption by June 2016.
The Consultation Report will be available at wwww.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/aridlands by mid-February.