Joint support for high rainfall storm event by PIRSA and the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board

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The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) and the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board are aware that the intense and high rainfall storm event that occurred on the west end Kangaroo Island in January 2022 has caused significant damage to the infrastructure, watercourses, land and livestock.

Please contact Lyn Dohle, Senior Consultant – Soil and Land Management, PIRSA if you have any concerns or would like advice and support relating to the management of pastures, crops and livestock and repair of infrastructure. If the damage incurred is causing financial and/or mental health concerns to yourself or if you are concerned about a neighbour or friend, PIRSA ‘s Family and Business Mentors are available to support.

Please contact Mark Agnew, Water Officer, Kangaroo Island Landscape Board if you are unsure if repair works requires a water affecting activity permit or would like advice and support relating to the repair or replacement water related infrastructure and advice on the management of stream bank collapse, sedimentation, algae blooms or water quality.

The majority of minor repairs and desilting activities do not require a water affecting activity permit although major repairs or replacement of dams, drains, levees, watercourse crossings and bridges and other earthworks or infrastructure near watercourses do require a water affecting activity permit from the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board. If you are unsure or it is likely to impact your neighbour, please feel free to contact Mark Agnew.

Keep an eye out for new weeds appearing after seeds have been washed into new areas by floodwaters. For information on identifying and controlling weeds, please contact Jason Walter, Animal and Plant Control Officer, Kangaroo Island Landscape Board or Laura Williams, Senior Weed Officer, PIRSA.

For information on funding that may be available to support landowner recovery please contact the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board on 8553 2476.

Contact information:

Lyn Dohle, Senior Consultant – Soil and Land Management, PIRSA
Phone: 0419 846 204
Email Lyn.Dohle@sa.gov.au

Family and Business Mentors, PIRSA
Tracie Heinrich, phone: 0427 596 107
Ros Willson, phone: 0467 332 198

Mark Agnew, Water Officer, Kangaroo Island Landscape Board
Phone: 8553 2476
Email: Mark.Agnew@sa.gov.au

Jason Walter, Animal and Plant Control Officer, Kangaroo Island Landscape Board
Phone: 0418 708 557
Email: Jason.Walter@sa.gov.au

Laura Williams, Senior Weed Officer, PIRSA
Phone: 0436 599 853
Email: Laura.Williams3@sa.gov.au

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