Welcome Minister Basham
The Board welcomes the appointment of David Basham as Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, responsible for the administration of the Pastoral Act. The Board looks forward to working closely with him on key issues including the review of the Pastoral Act.
Learn more about Minister Basham.
Pastoral Board Meeting: July 2020
Strategic Plan 2020-2022 released
The Plan sets priority areas under three themes: Pastoral Act review; Building credibility and understanding; Enabling pastoral industry development.
As part of the Strategic Plan, the Board also reviewed its communications methods and channels to ensure it is connecting with pastoralists in the most effective way.
Pastoral Board Guideline for approving non-pastoral purposes
The Board is supportive of alternative land uses on pastoral land, noting that pastoralism should always remain the primary use. Under the current Pastoral Act, lessees must apply to the Board for approval to conduct non-pastoral purposes. The new guideline will assist lessees in applying, and provides a basis for Board decision making.
Assessment field work re-commencing
The Board is pleased that pastoral lease assessment field work has re-commenced after being suspended earlier this year due to COVID-19. Assessments are currently underway in the far north.
Tight controls are in place to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, and directions and requirements will be continually monitored. Pastoral Officers from PIRSA’s Pastoral Unit are liaising regularly with the lessees to ensure field work is conducted in a safe manner.
Nominees sought for Livestock SA board
Primary producers with a passion for advancing the State’s livestock industry are encouraged to apply for a position on the Livestock SA Board. Read more
The Outback Communities Authority is inviting the pastoral community to contribute to a new project to identify and plan for the long term sustainability of the outback. Read more