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Local Advisory Boards

Pursuant to Part 3 of the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island Act , Local Advisory Boards can be established “to provide advice to the Commissioner in relation to any matter referred to the board by the Commissioner (and in particular in relation to any management plan or proposed management plan referred to the board)”.

The Commissioner for Kangaroo Island has established three Local Advisory Boards to provide advice in relation to:

  • Housing
  • Economic Growth
  • Native Vegetation Management

For more information on Local Advisory Boards view the Information Paper on the Establishment of Local Advisory Boards under the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island Act (PDF, 455 KB)

Housing on Kangaroo Island

Members

  • Chris Lease - (Presiding Member) Department of Health and Ageing
  • Andrew Boardman - Kangaroo Island Council
  • Jeffrey Buringa - Renewal SA
  • Soula Dagas - Community Living Australia
  • Bec Davis - Kangaroo Island Community Housing Association Inc
  • Diana Massey - Department of Communities and Social Inclusion
  • Maxine McSherry - Kangaroo Island Community Education (Department for Education and Child Development)
  • Marjo Smith - Kangaroo Island Health Services
  • Jessica Stevens - Junction Australia
  • Colin Taylor - Public Nominee

The Local Advisory Board for Housing held its final meeting on 25 September 2018. The Board provided advice to the Commissioner on the implementation of the Management Plan for Housing on Kangaroo Island. Working with the Board OCKI has undertaken significant research and engagement to understand the key actions that could improve the Island’s housing affordability and availability.

More information on the members of the Local Advisory Board for Housing is available here.

View the Terms of Reference for more information on the Local Advisory Board for Housing on Kangaroo Island (PDF, 454 KB).


Economic Growth on Kangaroo Island

This Local Advisory Board will play an important role in advising the Commissioner on matters relating to economic growth to support her function of improving the local economy on Kangaroo Island.

Members

  • Graeme  Martin - (Presiding Member) Southern & Hills Local Government Association
  • Jayne Bates – Nominated by the Chair of the Economic Development Board of South Australia
  • Lana Blazujevic - Department of State Development
  • Carly Buttrose - Agriculture KI
  • Jo Collins - Primary Industries and Regions SA
  • Damien Cooke - Regional Development Australia
  • Robert Demarco - Investment Attraction South Australia
  • Mark Gill - South Australian Tourism Commission
  • Pierre Gregor - Tourism KI
  • Megan Harvie - KI Food and Wine Association
  • Robert Kleeman - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
  • Sharon Kauppila - Business KI
  • Maxine McSherry - Kangaroo Island Community Education (Department for Education and Child Development)
  • Damian Miley - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
  • Robin Murt - TAFE SA
  • Tony Nolan - KI Industry and Brand Alliance
  • Geoff Rischbieth - Public representative

The Local Advisory Board for Economic Growth held its final meeting on 4 September 2018. The Board addressed a number of issues impacting on the Island’s growth, including sustainable growth, telecommunications, essential services, and workforce development.

The Board provided advice on the drafting of  a new document Future Directions: Investment and Economic Growth for Kangaroo Island, which sets out the future opportunities for growth on KI. This document will update and reshape the Kangaroo Island Economic Development Outlook that was published in 2016 to include priorities for government, council, industry associations, developers and other stakeholders.

More information on the members of the Local Advisory Board for Economic Growth is available here.

View the Terms of Reference for more information on the Local Advisory Board for Economic Growth on Kangaroo Island (PDF, 537 KB)


Native Vegetation on Kangaroo Island

Members

  • Craig Wickham - (Presiding Member) Public representative
  • Lyn Dohle – Primary Industries & Regions SA
  • Jennifer Grinter - Kangaroo Island Eco Action
  • Robert Kleeman - Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure
  • Heinrich Klein - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
  • Jayne Bates - Agriculture Kangaroo Island
  • Russell Seaman - Native Vegetation Council
  • Deb Sleeman - Public representative
  • Richard Trethewey - Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board
  • Rodney Bell - Kangaroo Island Road Safety Committee

Following the work of the Local Advisory Board for Native Vegetation Management, that held its final meeting in October 2017, OCKI worked with stakeholders and Board members to finalise a Community Information Paper on Native Vegetation Management on KI. This paper sets out the key matters discussed by the Board and information regarding the application of native vegetation legislation, regulations and policies.

An additional piece of work was undertaken to look specifically at the Significant Environmental Benefit Policy and its application to agricultural land. A case study was completed in partnership with Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) and the Department for Environment and Water (DEW). An options paper has been published by the SA Centre for Economic Studies that shows options for applying the SEB policy on agricultural land.

More information on the members of the Local Advisory Board for Native Vegetation is available here.

View the Terms of Reference for more information on the Local Advisory Board for Native Vegetation on Kangaroo Island. (PDF, 447 KB)