World Urban Parks Principal Donor

World Urban Parks is pleased to introduce The Government of South Australia, Department for Environment and Water as the inaugural principal donor of World Urban Parks. In October 2018, the Honourable David Speirs MP, Minister for Environment and Water, hosted the National Park City Foundation and key stakeholders from around the world in Adelaide to discuss the International National Park City Concept. It was a successful event!

Government of South Australia, Department for Environment and Water

The Department for Environment and Water aims to help South Australians conserve, sustain and prosper.

In South Australia we have a unique system of natural resources management boards that work in partnership with us to fulfil our roles and deliver services across eight natural resource management regions. Through the boards we develop meaningful relationships with the community and increase our shared knowledge and understanding about natural resources. We encourage debate and share the decision-making and accountability for choices made. 

Our work is guided by the commitments set out in State Natural Resources Management Plan, the regional natural resources management plans and by our Corporate Plan.

Our vision
An exceptional state because we look after our natural capital.

Our purpose
To help South Australians conserve, sustain and prosper.

Our roles
To achieve our purpose we’ve adopted four complementary roles:

  • A facilitator of community involvement in and taking responsibility for the environment.
  • A steward of the state’s natural resources to enable sustainable development.
  • The custodian of public parks, gardens, heritage places and crown lands for public benefit and enjoyment, and for their intrinsic value.
  • An authority on the state’s environment and natural resources to help governments, businesses and individuals make good long-term decisions.