Freedom of Information Statement

The Freedom of Information Statement was last updated 22 June 2020.

This information is published in accordance with Section 9 of the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

Northern and Yorke Landscape Board (the board) structure and functions

A description of the structure and functions of the board and its subcommittees in providing information and recommendations to support the board’s decision-making can be found on the website at https://landscape.sa.gov.au/northernyorke under the heading ‘Our Board’.

Ways in which the functions of the board affect members of the public

The board was established on 9 January 2020 and is responsible for the natural resources of Northern and Yorke Region covering approximately 38,500 square kilometres, and includes approximately 1,300 km of coastline and adjacent marine areas.

The board is a group of community, state and local government members who make decisions about regional investment in landscape management, with income derived from levies as outlined in the Northern and Yorke Landscape Business Plan. 

In 2020-21, the Northern and Yorke Landscape Business Plan is a transitional document and the board will work in consultation with the community to develop a 5-year strategic Landscape Plan, with five strategic priorities to support the management of landscapes within the Northern and Yorke Region. This plan and its priorities will be consistent with the State Landscape Strategy and will focus on the fundamental principles of the Landscape South Australia Act 2019 – water, land management, and control of pest plants and animals.

Public participation

The board can only achieve its goals by working in partnerships with industry groups, schools, community groups and volunteers. Partnerships extend the benefits of our investment and empower our community to contribute to the sustainability of the region’s natural resources. The Grassroots Grant program enables volunteers and not-for-profit organisations to enhance their role in managing natural resources, and is administered by the board for on-ground projects in the Northern and Yorke region.

The board undertakes genuine community consultation and develops key partnerships to ensure the values and concerns of the community are reflected in planning and program delivery.

Documents held by the board

The documents held by the board broadly include:

  • tender and contract information
  • policy documents and procedure manuals
  • research reports and publications
  • brochures, fact sheets, newsletters, photos and posters.

The listing of these documents does not necessarily mean all documents are accessible under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

Board policy documents

The board is committed to undertaking extensive public consultation prior to formulation of any major policies relating to the board’s functions. Any board policy may be viewed by contacting the board’s offices.

Freedom of Information applications

For more information on how to make a Freedom of Information application and to download on application to access documents, please visit the State Records website at www.archives.sa.gov.au

Freedom of Information applications and enquiries for access to documents in the possession of the board, and applications for amendment to personal records under the Freedom of Information Act 1991, should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Northern and Yorke Landscape Board
155 Main North Road
CLARE  SA  5453

For more information, please phone the Freedom of Information Officer for the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board on telephone (08) 8841 3400 or email to ny.landscapeboard@sa.gov.au

Office hours are between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Full details of fees and charges can be found in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations 2018.

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