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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

Ecologically Sensitive Development in National Parks

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will investigate opening up South Australia’s National Parks and drive tourism into our regions by creating greater opportunity for private operators to develop accommodation services in national parks that are ecologically sustainable and sensitive to the setting.

New Life For Our Coastal Environment

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will ensure coastal protection is a major priority of the South Australian Environment Department, recognising that management of our coast is a critical environmental, social and economic need.

Representation for Recreational and Commercial Fishers

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Government will establish a new body for recreational fishers, including representatives of Recfish SA, Recfish Central, the SA Fishing Alliance and any other relevant group, and re-establish the Fisheries Council as a policy forum for the recreational and commercial fishing sectors.

Opening Up South Australia's Reservoirs

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will open up a number of reservoirs across South Australia for recreational fishing and other leisure activities.

Natural Resources Management

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will make NRM reform a foundation of our environmental and regional policies through decentralisation of decision making and empowerment of communities.

Liberal Energy Solution

After 15 years of Labor, South Australian households and businesses are suffering with the highest energy prices in the world.

Our Liberal Energy Solution will deliver cheaper and more reliable energy for our State.

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.

Protecting Livestock From Wild Dogs

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will provide funding to support the employment of two wild dog trappers for a four year period.


If elected in 2018 a Liberal Government will create new opportunities for families with shacks on Crown leases to retain their shacks.

Greener Neighbourhoods

If elected in 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will provide funding through local councils to help keep our suburban streets green.