Sustainable land management is an economic and environmental priority with agriculture in the region valued at 20% of the state’s total farm productivity.
The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board supports rural property owners to manage their land in a more sustainable way. This includes advice and training as well as financial incentives for certain activities.
You can access support by contacting or visiting one of the region’s offices at Mt Barker and Willunga. There are also a number of local community-run centres that provide valuable information on managing natural resources.
Technical support is available for landholders through tailored advice, property visits, training and publications. Areas of support include:
- Sustainable agriculture: pasture management and stocking management
- Biodiversity conservation: native vegetation and habitat management, threatened plants and animals
- Land management:erosion control, salinity management, and soil monitoring and conservation
- Water management: practical watercourse management, water quality improvement focusing on surface and groundwater resources
- Understanding your legal responsibilities under the Landscape South Australia 2019 Act:water affecting activities – includes permit information for dams or watercourse-altering activities, declared pests and roadside weed management
Additional support includes a lending service for soil samplers and soil augers, bait layers and tree poppers.
Small Talk is a newsletter which is published seasonally and contains practical advice and technical information for landholders - click on subscribe to activate your subscription.
Recent issues of Small Talk:
- Summer 2021-2022
- Spring 2021
- Winter 2021
- Autumn 2021
- Summer 2020-21
- Spring 2020
- Winter 2020
- Autumn 2020
- Summer 2019-20
- Spring 2019
Regional Landcare News
Regional Landcare News is a monthly e-newsletter for news, updates and links about landcare to help you find information and keep track of what's going on. Subscribe now.
Recent issues of Regional Landcare News:
- March 2022
- February 2022
- December 2021
- November 2021
- September 2021
- August 2021
- July 2021
- June 2021
- May 2021
- April 2021
- March 2021
- February 2021
- January 2021
These projects and activities are jointly funded with the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
Support for primary industries
Agricultural industries are reliant on healthy functioning ecosystems.
To maintain the health and productivity of rural properties, stock need to be managed in a sustainable way.
Managing soil and pastures
Sound land management practices can combat erosion and improve soil and pasture quality.
Managing your land and stock during dry times
Plan for success with this handy revegetation guide