Planning for the future of South Australia's pastoral rangelands

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Consultation Process

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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019. Below is a record of the consultation process.

Have your say on the future of South Australia’s pastoral rangelands as part of a review of the Pastoral Act.

What is being decided?

South Australia has a long history of shared responsibility for the state’s pastoral rangelands between land managers and State Government, governed by the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989.

A review of the Act is being conducted, with stakeholders invited to provide their views on the future management

Consultation Process

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019. Below is a record of the consultation process.

Have your say on the future of South Australia’s pastoral rangelands as part of a review of the Pastoral Act.

What is being decided?

South Australia has a long history of shared responsibility for the state’s pastoral rangelands between land managers and State Government, governed by the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989.

A review of the Act is being conducted, with stakeholders invited to provide their views on the future management of the rangelands.

We want to operate under modern legislation that reflects the shared vision that South Australians have for the future of the pastoral industry and the public value of the rangelands.

At the heart of the review we want to ensure that South Australia can realise the greatest value from the rangelands, while continuing to maintain the environmental and productive condition of the land for future generations.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your input on the questions posed in the discussion paper will help inform our collective vision for the rangelands, and how they are conserved, managed and administered. This will help guide the changes considered to modernise the Act.

Get involved

Your submission may be made publicly available unless you indicate you wish for it to remain confidential

What are the next steps?

Once the consultation is completed, all feedback will be considered to modernise the Act. A draft Bill will be circulated along with a summary of what we’ve heard throughout the consultation process. You will have the opportunity to review the draft Bill and provide further feedback on about how it might operate.

Once this final feedback is gathered, a final Bill will be prepared for introduction into Parliament.

Contact

For more information email: PIRSA.PastoralActReview@sa.gov.au.

Closing date: 5.00pm Monday 30 September 2019




Background


Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of this engagement.

Pastoral land in South Australia covers 410,000 square kilometres of the state, comprising 324 leases. The management, condition and use of pastoral lands is provided for in the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989.

The review of the Act provides an opportunity to consider how the value of this significant portion of South Australia can be best realised.

The use of the pastoral rangelands contributes to South Australia’s economy and industry, and is important for Aboriginal culture and supporting local communities. However, the current legislation allows only for very specific uses. To futureproof this landscape and those that depend on it, we are considering how flexibility for a range of uses can be supported.

This could include mixed uses, where a lease is used for multiple purposes, such as grazing, tourism and energy production, for example. Being flexible about land use will allow businesses to diversify to better manage income and risk and take advantage of opportunities as they arise, however this will need to be balanced with the necessity of maintaining the condition of the land for future generations and recognising the rights of Aboriginal people. Reviewing the Act will help ensure the approach to pastoral land management meets industry and government priorities and facilitates industry growth and productivity, while ensuring we maintain land condition.

Consultation has concluded