The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board recently released the Eyre Peninsula Regional Landscape Plan 2021-26.
The plan, approved by the Minister for the Environment and Water David Speirs, sets the vision and priorities for the region to achieve sustainable landscape management.
The plan focuses on the priority areas of water, sustainable agriculture, pest plants and animals, biodiversity and community, which were set out by Minister Speirs when the landscape boards were established in July 2020.
Chair of the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board, Mark Whitfield, says the plan was developed in consultation with the community.
“The Board would like to thank all community members, organisations and stakeholders who contributed during consultation,” Mr Whitfield says.
“A key part of the Board’s work is about involving the community in managing our diverse Eyre Peninsula landscapes; and we are grateful for the input the community gave us in developing this plan which sets the direction for sustainable and resilient landscapes.”
In approving the Eyre Peninsula Regional Landscape Plan, Minister Speirs praised the Board for its efforts in developing the Landscape Plan for the region.
“Our historic Landscape SA reform is putting communities back at the heart of natural resources management and these Landscape Plans are a key part of this,” Minister Speirs says.
“I look forward to seeing Landscape Boards across the state deliver our back-to-basics approach in partnership with the wider community.”
The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board region covers an area of 80,000 square kilometres. It extends from Whyalla in the east, along the Gawler Ranges in the north, to the edge of the Nullarbor Plain in the west. The region includes over 3,000 kilometres of coastline from the upper Spencer Gulf to the Great Australian Bight.
Included in the plan documents are five subregional descriptions that provide an understanding of the natural resources, systems and drivers across the vast Eyre Peninsula region.
“We live in a remarkable part of Australia with unique features that require careful management to maintain their viability well into the future, whether that be our farming land or the coastal saltmarsh areas that are home to threatened birds,” Mr Whitfield says.
“We encourage our community to take a look at our landscape plan which guides how we can all work together to protect our region’s unique biodiversity and landscapes.”
The plan and the subregional descriptions are all available on the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board’s website: https://www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep/about-us/landscape-plan.