What do you think of the priorities in the draft Northern and Yorke Regional Landscape Plan?

We want your feedback about the draft Northern and Yorke Regional Landscape Plan (draft Plan) which sets the vision and priorities for the region to achieve sustainable landscape management.

The draft plan, and Supporting documents, focus on the region’s key landscape requirements and the programs that will be delivered across all priority areas of:

  • communities
  • biodiversity
  • water management
  • sustainable agriculture
  • pest plants and animal control.

Read the draft Northern and Yorke Regional Landscape Plan including the Supporting documents and give your feedback by commenting below.

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Chris Grant

12 Apr 2021

Good afternoon,

The National Trust of South Australia owns and manages three nature reserves on the Yorke Peninsular, namely Agery Reserve at Agery, Rocky Bend Reserve south of Moonta and Mulberra Park near Port Vincent. We appreciate the opportunity to comment, and would like to provide the following feedback on the Draft Northern and Yorke Regional Landscape Plan:

1. The document includes some worthy objectives but is quite deficient in relation to strategy – how to achieve the objectives. It is not really a plan in any detailed sense.
2. This document does give greater prominence and priority to climate change and its implications than the other Landscape Plans. It is also a little more thorough in defining the main strategic drivers. We agree with this.
3. Reference to biodiversity conservation and enhancement is exceptionally light and superficial, although unlike some other Landscape Plans it does at least recognise the importance of biodiversity. While the Plan recognises the “temperate plains ecosystems” are in “poor” condition, very little is said about how to address it, let alone have any milestones or goals. The same seems to apply to the other subject areas. Surely these documents can include more substance – for example about identifying key biodiversity areas, addressing threats, promoting expansion through regeneration and revegetation, developing linkages etc.
4. We would like to strongly emphasis that we have a stake in the biodiversity in the Region and we feel the Plan needs to make it clear that the biodiversity of the Region is in a dire state and recognise the need for a plan and the resources to back it to address the issue in a systematic manner, with clear goals, objective and outcomes.

Chris Grant
Natural Heritage Manager
National Trust of SA

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Northern and Yorke Landscape Board > Chris Grant

12 Apr 2021

Hi Chris,
Thanks for providing feedback on the draft Northern and Yorke Landscape Plan. Your comment will be added to the summary of feedback received that will be provided to the Landscape Board for review.
Please note, further detail regarding biodiversity assets, threats, and actions in the region is available in the Community Action Plans linked on the Supporting Documents tab for this YourSAy event. Also on the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board website at: https://www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ny/about-us/about-nrm/community-action-planning

Susanne Carter

11 Apr 2021

Hi. We’re from WA travelling through SA for the first time and have found the roads in SA shocking. In terms of environmental landscaping we suggest reclaiming land from farm to extend the road side buffer zones to 60 meters each side and plant trees

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Northern and Yorke Landscape Board > Susanne Carter

12 Apr 2021

Hi Susanne,
Thanks for providing feedback on the draft Northern and Yorke Landscape Plan. Your comment will be added to the summary of feedback received that will be provided to the Landscape Board for review.

Malcolm Sargent

11 Apr 2021

I am extremely disappointed that the draft Plan does not address the issue of an Environmental Flow for the Crystal Brook watercourse. This issue was raised in the early 2000s resulting in the River Management Plan for the Broughton Catchment Report (2004), The Broughton River Catchment Action Plan (2016) and Monitoring River Red Gum Dieback (2016) .
We have Environmental Flows for South Para River, River Torrens x 2, Onkaparinga River and Murray River. The Government acknowledges the need for Environmental Flows.
Numerous River Red Gum trees are are now dead due to a lack of action, many more are very sick. The springs at Bowman Park are dry whereas they were assumed to be permanent.
ACTION is needed NOW.
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Northern and Yorke Landscape Board > Malcolm Sargent

12 Apr 2021

Hi Malcolm,
Thanks for providing feedback on the draft Northern and Yorke Landscape Plan. Your comment will be added to the summary of feedback received that will be provided to the Landscape Board for review.