The State is the level of government with primary responsibility for the environment. In this role, the State Parliament has passed many dozens of laws that affect the environment. Some of the more important include the:
- Planning and development [Development Act 1993 (SA)]
- Pollution and waste [Environment Protection Act 1993(SA)]
- Wildlife protection [National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (SA)]
- Mining [Mining Act 1971 (SA) and Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 (SA)]
- Fishing [Fisheries Management Act 2007 (SA)]
- Habitat protection [Native Vegetation Act 1991 (SA)]
- Land care [Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (SA)]
These laws are administered by a number of different State departments and agencies including:
The laws listed above are dealt with elsewhere in this chapter and other parts of the Law Handbook.
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