Support for primary industries
The agricultural sector provides valuable produce, our food and fibre, and is a significant part of the state’s economy, contributing over $15.4 billion each year. Agricultural industries are reliant on healthy functioning ecosystems, and so there are fundamental links between agriculture and the environment.
To ensure agricultural production remains viable and sustainable for the long term, the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board offers funding, advice, incentives and education to develop technical skills for primary producers.
Incentives are available (conditions apply) for projects and actions that protect and enhance biodiversity or protect and enhance surface water and groundwater quality.
These services are offered in recognition of the importance of primary production and to:
- maintain high value primary production areas for primary production
- support and encourage sustainable primary production
- support all land managers to achieve good natural resources outcomes
- provide opportunities for production systems to adapt to climate change.