Natural Resources Committee

Committee Details

Parliamentary Committees Act 1991
54th Parliament 03/05/2018 - 19/02/2022

Committee Function

(1) The functions of the Committee are (a) to take an interest in and keep under review— (i) the protection, improvement and enhancement of the natural resources of the State; and (ii) the extent to which it is possible to adopt an integrated approach to the use and management of the natural resources of the State that accords with principles of ecologically sustainable use, development and protection; and (iii) the operation of any Act that is relevant to the use, protection, management or enhancement of the natural resources of the State; and (iv) without limiting the operation of a preceding subparagraph—the extent to which the objects of the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 are being achieved; and (b) without limiting the operation of paragraph (a), with respect to the River Murray— (i) to consider the extent to which the Objectives for a Healthy River Murray are being achieved under the River Murray Act 2003; and (ii) to consider and report on each review of the River Murray Act 2003 undertaken under section 11 of that Act by the Minister to whom the administration of that Act has been committed; and (iii) to consider the interaction between the River Murray Act 2003 and other Acts and, in particular, to consider the report in each annual report under that Act on the referral of matters under related operational Acts to the Minister under that Act; and (iv) at the end of the second year of operation of the River Murray Act 2003, to inquire into and report on— (A) the operation of subsection (5) of section 22 of that Act, insofar as it has applied with respect to any Development Plan Amendment under the Development Act 1993 referred to the Governor under that subsection; and (B) the operation of section 24(3) of the Development Act 1993; and (c) to perform such other functions as are imposed on the Committee under this or any other Act or by resolution of both Houses. (2) In this section— natural resources includes— (a) soil; (b) water resources; (c) geological features and landscapes; (d) native vegetation, native animals and other native organisms; (e) ecosystems.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.