The landscape levy (previously known as the NRM levy) is paid by all ratepayers and collected by councils across South Australia.
We all benefit from having healthy landscapes and natural resources in our region, which is why all landowners contribute to the Landscape Levy.
The Landscape Levy is a State Government tax which the Council is required to collect under the Landscape South Australia Act 2019, in order to make a specified contribution to the funding of Green Adelaide Board operations.
Revenue collected from this levy is not retained by the Council and the Council does not determine how the revenue raised is allocated by the State Government.
The Council's contribution to the Green Adelaide Board is collected from property owners through a separate rate, the Landscape Levy, based on Capital Value. The rate is fixed and calculated to raise the equivalent amount as Council’s share to be contributed to the Green Adelaide Board, taking into account any rebates/remissions under Section 159-166 of the Act.
The Landscape Levy is separate to the General Rates levied by the Council.