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Find out about the levies and what they are used for

Why do we have levies?

Whether we work, live or play in the region, the condition of our landscape is critical to our lifestyle. We all benefit from clean air, good quality water, healthy soils and vegetation in the Murraylands and Riverland region, and we also want future generations to enjoy the lifestyles and environment that the region provides now.

Our natural landscapes benefit everyone, which is why we contribute to a landscape levy.

What are the levies?

  1. The landscape levy – based on rateable property value, collected via council rates.
  2. The water levy – based on water licence and water allocation.

What are the levies used for?

The levies fund projects and activities that protect and enhance the region’s landscape for a sustainable future. This includes working with primary producers to achieve sustainable production and supporting efforts to protect and restore the environment. These activities include:

  • working with landholders to sustain productive systems and reduce threats like weeds and pest animals, soil degradation and declining water quality and quantity
  • managing water resources for the benefits of multiple users in a changing climate
  • managing our biodiversity assets to improve resilience of ecosystems into the future, while achieving landscape scale ecological change
  • supporting and encouraging people to manage their natural landscape through behavioural and generational change
  • building increased understanding of the adaptive capacity of the region
  • planning and evaluation for best practice and continuous improvement

More detailed information about these activities is available in the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Business Plan 2022-23.

Do you have more questions about the levies?

For our frequently asked questions document click here.

More information

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board

Unit 5-6, Level 1 Sturt Centre, 2 Sturt Reserve Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253

08 8532 9100