Green Adelaide

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Green Adelaide

We often think of cities as places for people, but the best cities for people are those which have thriving natural environments in their midst.

Under the Liberal Party’s NRM policy, the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board will be abolished, creating the opportunity to establish a new organisation which will work towards making Adelaide the most ecologically vibrant city in the world.

To achieve this aim, a Marshall Liberal Government will create Green Adelaide which will deliver natural resource management functions in metropolitan Adelaide, focusing on enhancing the city’s urban ecology and investing in the natural environment to improve overall community wellbeing.

Green Adelaide will have a seven-member expert board appointed by the Environment Minister.

It will focus on building a strong connection between Adelaide residents and their natural environment and work to ensure there is a clear understanding of how and where levies are spent.

Green Adelaide will have seven priorities:

  • coastal management
  • urban rivers and wetlands
  • water sensitive urban design
  • green streets and flourishing parklands
  • fauna in the city
  • controlling feral weeds and animals
  • nature education.

Alongside regionally based Landscape SA boards, Green Adelaide will co-administer a new $2 million Grassroots Grants fund to give environmental groups and not-for-profits access to funding opportunities for on-ground works.

If you would like to download the full NRM Policy click here.