Board Communique Special Meeting – Sale of Waterfront Crown Land
Special KI NRM Board meeting to draft submission regarding the proposed disposal of waterfront Crown Land near Pelican Lagoon.
The KI NRM Board met on Thursday 11 January 2018 for a special meeting. The agenda and minutes of board meetings can be found at http://www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ki/about‐us/nrmboard/meeting‐minutes‐and‐agendas.
Please note minutes of the previous meeting are not placed on the website until the minutes are ratified by the board.
Sale of Waterfront Crown LandThe board called a special meeting to draft a submission regarding the proposed disposal of waterfront Crown Land Section 507 Hundred of Dudley and Lot 1 DP 76540 in the area known as Pelican Lagoon. Members received a verbal report from the Regional Director on the consultation process and next steps.
Primary concerns raised by members in relation to the coastal Crown land included:
* Connectivity /corridors for flora and fauna. It was raised that some recent research indicates the impact roadways and pathways have in disrupting the connectivity of natural habitat
* Keeping the natural corridor between Dudley Peninsula and the rest of the island
* Community’s interpretation of disposal as loss of a community asset.
One member opposed the disposal of the land under any conditions. While the board did not support the sale of Crown land to developers, they would consider a lease arrangement with rigorous conditions providing public access and ensuring that the objectives of the Crown Land Management Act 2009 and Natural Resources Management Act 2004 were met through a management plan or other mechanism.
The board’s submission can be read here: Letter-re-Crown-Land-sale-Trethewey-2018.pdf
If you would like further information on any of the matters raised by the board, please contact Richard Trethewey, Presiding Member, on 0427 594 208 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org