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KI resort development: new proposal to lease crown land

Ashleigh Coombs - Saturday, June 30, 2018

Dear All

You may know the KI Links golf resort development saga is back on, under the new Minister (!), quite unbelievable…

Pls see KIslander article link below - pls consider voting and spreading the word among the Friends of Private Bushland - and others - to gather some No votes for this modified proposal (must be an organised ‘yes’ group to have taken such lead…). This may have no value except demonstrating the on-going widespread rejection from the public…

Kind regards,

Duncan MacKenzie

Aldinga Washpool & Blue Lagoon revegetation plan

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, May 04, 2018

A draft revegetation plan for Aldinga Washpool & Blue Lagoon and surrounding areas has been developed. The plan has been informed by detailed botanical and ecological assessments that provided up-to-date data on vegetation types and locations of significant species in the area.

The proposed planting site consists of several land parcels owned by a number of state and local government bodies and historically has been used for many purposes. The aim of the draft plan is to guide pest plant control and revegetation works that will restore and maintain the health of the site.

The proposed revegetation aims to reflect the natural open character of the coastal wetland, including low sedge and saltmarsh plantings, tussock grasslands, dune and coastal heathland and shrubland. Some open woodland tree plantings similar to the adjacent Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park are also proposed. You can view the draft revegetation plan by opening the attachment or by typing this address into your internet browser

We are seeking local community feedback on the plan and would like to hear from you.

Please join us at a community meeting where you can ask questions and submit your feedback in person.

WHEN: Tuesday 29 May 7–8 pm

WHERE: Sellicks Beach Community Hall, William Eatts Reserve Riviera Road, Sellicks Beach.

RSVP is essential. Phone Seascapes Coordinator Damian Moroney on 8273 9116 or email

If you are unable to attend the community meeting or would prefer to submit your feedback electronically, please email it to

Aldinga Washpool & Blue Lagoon Revegetation plan Aldinga Washpool & Blue Lagoon Revegetation plan (4466 KB)

Remnant Native Vegetation Plan - City of Marion

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, December 01, 2017

I am pleased to advise that after approximately 18 months of pretty hard slog, many many reports and liaison with elected members and other staff we have been able to release the draft Remnant Native Vegetation Plan 2018 to 2023 for community consultation. This document will be the basis for guiding and funding ongoing works to protect precious Remnant Native Vegetation across the City of Marion. Please have a look and undertake the very small survey. Please also feel free to send the link to other members of your groups and anyone you think may be interested. Hopefully we will have some overwhelmingly positive feedback to allow this exciting initiative to continue, I am quite dependant on your support to ensure this occurs. Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss this further.

Jerry Smith
Coordinator Biodiversity | City of Marion

P 08 7420 6496 | F 08 8377 0006 | M 0478 408 888
E | W

Call for Nominations to Conservation Council’s Executive Committee and Environmental Standing Committees

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, October 05, 2017

Call for Nominations to Conservation Council’s Executive Committee and Environmental Standing Committees

1. Nominations are now open for Conservation Council’s Executive Committee

If you are interested in helping to manage the State’s peak environment body then please consider nominating for the CCSA’s Executive Committee.

The role of Conservation Council’s Executive Committee is to provide progressive, collective leadership to the organisation, and to manage its affairs.

We are looking for people who have experience in management, high level campaigning, business, finance or fundraising or any other aspect of managing a non-government organisation and would like to assist. The positions are voluntary but rewarding. Attached is a nomination form. You can also nominate others.

Elections, if needed will be held at CCSA’s AGM on 2 November 2017

As our hard working and successful President for last few years (Nadia McLaren) will not be nominating this year we particularly ask people to consider the president’s position. If needed please talk to Craig Wilkins (0417879439) or Nadia for more info.

2. Call for nominations for our Environmental Standing Committees

To support the policy work of the Conservation Council we seek people who are willing to lead our Environmental Standing Committees on Biodiversity, Coast and Marine, Energy, Planning and Development, Waste, Sustainability and Water. If you or someone you know has the skills and expertise to share, then consider nominating yourself or asking others to nominate (form attached)

Nominations close 5pm Wednesday 19th of October
–post nomination forms to CCSA or email completed forms to

CCSA - ExecCommittee CCSA - ExecCommittee (131 KB)


State Community Landcare Conference 2017

Ashleigh Coombs - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Registrations are open.

  • The 2017 Conference is nearly here
  • Tours are selling out fast
  • Conference Program
  • Thank you to our Sponsors!
  • For all details go to -

    Simpson Desert Draft Management Plan for public consultation

    Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, August 11, 2017

    The Simpson Desert Conservation Park and Simpson Desert Regional Reserve Draft Management Plan has now been released for public consultation.

    This plan has been developed by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources with advice from representatives of the Wangkangurru Yarluyandi Aboriginal Corporation.

    A copy is attached, and the plan can also be downloaded at

    Submissions can be made via email, post, or online via YourSAy.

    Please note that submissions will form part of the public record unless otherwise requested.

    Submissions close 10 November 2017.

    Amy Allen
    Project Officer, Protected Areas Unit
    Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
    GPO Box 1047
    ADELAIDE SA 5001


    Please feel free to forward this on to anyone who may have an interest.

    Kind regards,

    Amy K. Allen

    Simpson Desert draft Management Plan Simpson Desert draft Management Plan (2379 KB)

    Call for nominations: Native Vegetation Council & Premier's Climate Change Council

    Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, June 01, 2017

    Conservation Council SA

    Dear friends

    Please see attached information about both of these committees.

    Nominations for both close COB on Friday 9th June.

    To nominate, please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter that contains a short bio and explains your interest in either native vegetation or climate change.

    You are welcome to circulate this email to others in your network who you think have the relevant background/skills.

    Many thanks

    Julia on behalf of Craig Wilkins

    Conservation Council SA
    The Joinery / 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
    (08) 8223 5155


    Native Vegetation Council

    CCSA - NVC CCSA - NVC (55 KB)

    Premiers Climate Change Council


    Management plan for Tallaringa Conservation Park

    Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, April 06, 2017

    The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, together with the Tallaringa Conservation Park Advisory Committee, is working towards the development of a management plan for Tallaringa Conservation Park. This management plan will describe management objectives and strategies for the park in accordance with the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.

    A draft management plan has been developed to facilitate community input into the development of the final plan. Comments received in response to the draft plan will be used to help develop the final management plan.

    A copy of the draft management plan is attached, and it can also be downloaded at

    You can have your say via post, email or online. Please provide your comments by 14 July 2017.


    Amy Allen
    Protected Areas Unit
    Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
    GPO Box 1047
    Adelaide SA 5001




    If you have any questions regarding the Tallaringa Conservation Park Draft Management Plan, please contact Amy Allen on 8207 7747 or via email at

    Please feel free to forward this on to others that may be interested.

    Kind regards,

    Amy K. Allen

    Project Officer, Protected Areas Unit
    Conservation, NRM and Protected Area Policy | Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
    P (08) 8207 7747 |

    Tallaringa Conservation Park Draft Management Plan 2017 Tallaringa Conservation Park Draft Management Plan 2017 (3606 KB)

    Draft Park Management Plans now out for consultation

    Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Draft Park Management Plans now out for consultation.

    Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park Draft Management Plan - comments due by 22 May 2017

    Innamincka Regional Reserve Draft Management Plan- comments due 6 June

    Witjira National Park Draft Management Plan - comments due 9 June 2017

    Link to all:


    Jill Woodlands
    NGO - Natural Resources Management Facilitator
    Part-time 2.5 days - Mon pm, Wed, Thur

    The State of Volunteering

    Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, March 09, 2017


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