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Joint Meeting - Public Forum

Rural Media and Communicators SA & NT
Royal Geographic Society of SA


Friday 26th February 2021

A public forum to examine the SA Government’s proposal for a new Pastoral Act



Hawke Centre at UniSA's City West Campus

(55 North Terrace - corner of North Tce & Fenn Place, Adelaide)


5.15 pm commencement  (Concludes at 7.30 pm)


Complimentary, but pre-registration required



Pre-register at: Pastoral Act Public Forum


Bob Snewin  -  0408 077 180


The SA Government is proposing a brand new Pastoral Act which will determine how the state’s rangelands (some 40% of the land mass of the state) can be managed and commercially developed in future. The proposed Act is a significant departure from the original Act and will have broad reaching implications.

To explore the issues, Rural Media and Communicators SA/NT (RMC) and the Royal Geographic Society of SA (RGSSA) are collaborating to hold a public forum to promote informed discussion.  This public forum will be held from 5.15 to 7.30pm on Friday February 26th at the Hawke Centre at UniSA’s City West Campus.

Participation is free of charge, but you must book here to attend: Pastoral Act Public Forum

The purpose is to allow constructive conversation and to include representatives of key interest groups. A panel of representatives from Government, Livestock SA, the Conservation, Indigenous, Tourism and 4WD interest groups will discuss the issues and take questions from the audience. Primary Industries Minister David Basham has carriage of the new Act and has been invited to be a key participate of the panel.

All of these interest groups approach the proposed Act from different perspectives and have strong interest in speaking to the future of land management and public access in the pastoral zone of the State.

RMC and RGSSA take no position on the proposed Act, but are pleased to collaborate to provide a platform for informed discussion of matters of importance to their members, and the broader community.



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