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Protecting our Environment

A clean and healthy environment is key to South Australia’s future – we need to protect our landscapes and waterways for our children and grandchildren.


We Believe

  • In protecting our unique environment for a sustainable future
  • In the importance of a sustainably productive landscape to grow our State’s economy
  • In basing environmental policy decisions on robust, reviewed scientific evidence
  • In ensuring that communities, land managers, primary producers and stakeholders are always fully consulted and active participants in environmental management
  • In transparent decision making when it comes to the environment
  • In the equity and fairness of resources for South Australians


How we will achieve this together

  • 7.1 Promoting scientifically-based evidence rather than empty symbolism
  • 7.2 Prioritise providing resources to hands-on and on-ground efforts
  • 7.3 Genuinely valuing local knowledge and volunteer efforts
  • 7.4 Ensuring access to our enviromental assets for all South Australians
  • 7.5 Protecting the River Murray and our water resources

Related Policies

Water Allocations for River Murray Irrigators

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will give greater support to River Murray irrigators in their forward planning.

Fracking - A 10 Year Moratorium For The Limestone Coast

If elected in 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will impose a 10-year moratorium on any exploration for or development of unconventional gas in the Limestone Coast area.

Glenthorne National Park

A Marshall Liberal Government will bring together a number of parcels of land in Adelaide’s southern suburbs together to form Adelaide’s second metropolitan national park.

Marine Parks - Sustainable Management

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will maintain South Australia’s network of marine parks but revise the current Sanctuary (No Take) Zone boundaries.