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 funding opportunities 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.
These projects and activities are jointly funded with the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.