Bushland Programs

Northern Foothills Program – Landholders

Landholders play an important role in natural resource management and it’s vital we all work together to protect the natural environment from degradation.

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Land Management Program provides rural landholder support and advice on sustainable land use, remnant vegetation protection and pest weed, as well as animal management.

District Officers can visit your property at no cost, assess any issues that may exist and help plan what might be done to address them. Some restoration activities are eligible for funding support and your local District Officer will discuss this with you.

For further information see SARDI’s Guide to using native plants on the Northern Adelaide Plains to benefit horticulture.

Bushland reserves management

Playford has over 800 hectares of reserves, many of which are linear reserves along creek lines and major roads. Managing our bushland areas means undertaking revegetation projects and weed control with help from our Greening Volunteers group, as well as providing advice on proposed new developments.

Roadside Marker System

While we still have some great areas of native bushland and grassland, less than six per cent of the original native vegetation now remains in the Adelaide area. Often all that’s left are the strips of bush and native grasses on our roadsides. It’s because of this that some of our roadside reserve areas are environmentally important – they are sometimes a last refuge for particular plant or vegetation types.

To protect these sites from damage during road maintenance they are marked with small signs, a system used throughout South Australia. So if you see this sign, you know to take care and appreciate the nature that remains there.

 

For more information on our bushland programs contact:

Attention: Playford Environment Team

Phone: 8256 0333

Email: playford@playford.sa.gov.au

Post: 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113 | Visit: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
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