New landscape boards to partner with community groups, local government and industry to ensure our state’s regional landscapes and farming industries are thriving, resilient and sustainable.
The Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs, has announced a ‘back-to-basics’ approach with the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board one of nine new regional landscape boards in South Australia. The boards aim to emphasis on effective water management, pest plant and animal control and soil and land management.
“The successful passing of Landscape South Australia Act 2019 means we can get on with delivering this and the creation of new landscape regions are crucial to giving local communities a greater say in natural resources management and in particular how levies are spent.” Mr Speirs said.
Livlng locally, the six new board members provide a diverse range of skills and expertise and include: Carol Schofield AM, Janet Klein, Amy Williams, Environment Institute member Professor Andy Lowe, Dr Chris West and Douglas (Drew) Smith, with David Greenhough as Chair.
The board members bring strong links to the Fleurieu community, including to key industries and primary producers such as the viticulture and dairy industries.
The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board is one of nine new regional landscape boards, which from July 1 will administer the new Landscape South Australia Act 2019, including a new metropolitan landscape board, Green Adelaide.
Initially, all board members will be appointed by the Minister, but from 2022 three out of seven members will be elected by the community (except for the specialist board Green Adelaide and the Alinytjara Wilurara board, which is already represented by select regional leaders).
Original story featured in Victor Harbour Times.