Feedback on the business plan

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board is seeking comment on its amended business plan.

Download a copy (PDF 7MB) of the amended business plan.

Have your say in the discussion below.

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Garry Morrison

21 Dec 2018

I encourage and suggest greater effectiveness on regeneration of flora and fauna with the money provided. With climate change looming and species extinction enormously and significantly urgent there needs to be greater effect.

David Lindley > Garry Morrison

24 Dec 2018

I agree, Garry, and considering the collapse of biodiversity in recent decades, encourage and suggest that flora regeneration should focus on species that existed in the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges prior to 1836.

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Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges > Garry Morrison

03 Jan 2019

Thank you for your comments Garry and David - we will pass your feedback onto the Board.

Investment in flora and fauna regeneration and conservation is a key priority under the Draft Business and Operational Plan and the NRM board is committed to measuring the effectiveness of its investment in this area over both the short and longer term (see intermediate targets 8, 9 and 10 as well as longer term regional targets on pages 6 and 7 of the Business and Operational Plan).

With regards to the impacts of climate change on biodiversity you might be interested in the board’s Framework For Nature Conservation Under Future Climates [https://www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/adelaidemtloftyranges/about-us/climate-change-in-the-region]. This work provides a landscape-scale assessment of climate change impacts on terrestrial biodiversity as well as identifies adaptation strategies.

Kym McKay

19 Dec 2018

How about putting levy monies collected in the suburbs back into cleaning up and making the Torrens River a river again instead of the sewer drain east and west of the CBD lake that it is now, the NRM plunders millions of dollars and does diddly squat in real terms instead of paper shuffling committee meetings and mother hood statement projects.

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Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges > Kym McKay

21 Dec 2018

Hi Kym - thanks for your comment. The NRM board has been very active in funding and supporting efforts to protect and improve water quality along the length of the River Torrens from the hills to the sea. For example, the board operates gross pollutant traps that collect around 2000 tonnes of sediment, leaf litter and other organic matter each year. The board also takes the lead each summer to help control blue-green algae in Torrens Lake, and delivered the construction of the Breakout Creek wetlands, which improved water quality in the lower Torrens and reduces impacts on our coastal waters.

Alisdair Murray

30 Nov 2018

I feel that farmers should be paying more of the levy/ higher water usage charges as they use a greater share of the land/water. They are a commercial entity and for profit business so they should be paying more and if their business model is unsustainable and they can’t afford the fees/ water rates, they shouldn’t be propped up by other users in the system.

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Planning Team - AMLR NRM Board > Alisdair Murray

06 Dec 2018

Thank you for taking the time to comment Alisdair. We will forward your response to the Board and it will be considered, along with others, upon completion of the consultation period.