Our Environmental Protection
Whether it is the clean air we breathe, the fresh water we drink, the fertile soil used to produce our food, or the pristine beaches and parks that we enjoy, our environment and lives are connected. This Government is taking environmental protection and climate change seriously.
Climate change strategy
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 124
Marine Park monitoring
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia P 130 and Media Release, 7 March 2014
Environmental upgrades in buildings
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 126
Renewable energy developments
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 125
Recycled water in schools
Source: Agreement with the Member for Frome
National environment reforms
Source: 2014/15 Cabinet and Legislative Priority
Solar hot water scheme
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 116
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia P 124
Initiatives being progessed under the Low Carbon Investment Plan include Stage 2 of the Bioenergy Roadmap, South Australian Government electricity procurement (25% for a dispatachable renwable energy and 75% for enhanced market competition), projects to leverage external funding and support, direct and indirect project faciliation including hydrogen generation, storage and disptach models for export market and low emission transport initiatives, Marree offgrid power project, Whyalla solar PV project and the Bungala Solar Project.
The state government awarded a contract in July 2016 worth $1 million for battery storage demonstration in its buildings. A contract was also awarded in September 2016 to install solar PV on low income housing (400 systems).
Other proposals by the private sector include:
-SAPN announced in May 2016 it will subsidide battery storage demonstration for 100 housholds in Adelaide's northern suburbs.
-AGL announced in August 2016 it will subsidise and demonstrate a "virtual power plant" battery demonstration in 1000 households, with 7MWh capacity.
-AGL is currently installing 1.4MW of solar PV at the Yulamba winery in the Barossa Valley through a PPA.
-The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park, ~175MW of solar PV and ~200MW of wind generation was granted development approval in August 2016.
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia P 124 and Media Release, 8 March 2014
The nomination for the AIBS to be recognised as a site on the East Asian Australasian Flyway (EAAF)was accepted by the EAAF Partnership.
The AIBS management plan is being developed for release for consultation in 2017. Further land additions to the National Park will occur in 2017.
Green Industries SA
Source: Let's keep Building South Australia P 124, Media Release, 6 March 2014, Governor's speech to Parliament, February 2015
Recreational Fishing initiatives
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 130
Applications for the 2017 SA Recreational Fishing Grants Programme are scheduled to close on midnight 20 March 2017. The Government has announced the final location of the artificial reef trial (Rogues Point, south of Ardrossan) and installation is due to be completed in 2017.
Attracting mountain bikes
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 129
Community and stakeholder consultation for O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park Urban Mountain Bike Park is complete and the tender for design is currently being prepared.
Protect more Parks and Reserves
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 124, 128
Additions to Onkaparinga River and O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park, and Gawler Ranges National Park were proclaimed on 1 December 2016.
Litter phone App
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia, P 124
Kangaroo Island walking trail
Source: Let's Keep Building South Australia P129, Media Release, 19 February 2014
The Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail was listed as one of the world’s top new travel destinations in 2017 by leading international authority, Lonely Planet.
Experience National Parks
Anstey Hill Recreation Park works are now complete, with new toilets, shelters, picnic spaces, trails and carparks all open. The project included a new suite of signs throughout the park. The new facilities enabled the Adelaide Festival’s “Secret River” to be hosted in the park.
A detailed design for a Nature Play space has commenced for Morialta Conservation Park.
Onkaparinga River National Park works have commenced with new facilities including a camp ground, toilets, car parks, trails, lookout, kayak/canoe launches, and signs due for completion in August 2017.
Construction of Black Cliff Lookout path in Hallett Cove Conservation Park is due to commence in April 2017.
Adelaide Green Zone
Source: Governor's speech to Parliament, February 2016
The Carbon Neutral Adelaide Action Plan was jointly launched by the Premier and the Lord Mayor on 8 November 2016. Following the announcement of the University of Adelaide as a founding partner of the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partner Program, discussions with stakeholders for partner recruitment is ongoing. Installation of Solar PV on 200 housing trust homes in the city is underway and on-ground works for the Railway Station to Market laneways revival, including significant greening, is due to start shortly. The Sustainability Incentive Scheme, managed by Adelaide City Council continues to be well subscribed.