The Glenelg Hopkins region is recognised as having some of the most fertile and productive soils in Australia – it is a major producer of agricultural commodities nationally. With more than 80% of the region dedicated to agricultural production, the protection and enhancement of the region’s soil is clearly linked to regional prosperity and a sustainable food and ﬁbre industry. While broadacre grazing is still prominent, there have been more recent changes in the area of land used for dairying, cropping and forestry plantations.
The Glenelg Hopkins region also contains signiﬁcant conservation reserves. These reserves contain high-value native vegetation, which is often fragmented across the region, particularly on private land.
See our Land & Sustainable agriculture projects
GHCMA RCS WEBSITE (links to website)
Read more about our Land management plan in the 2021-2027 Regional Catchment Strategy