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Body found in Far North

13 Mar 2015 3:15pm

Police searching in the Far North of South Australia have located a body believed to be that of missing man Dane Kowalski.
Searchers made the discovery just after 12.30pm today. Police are
providing support for the family and friends of Mr Kowalski and will
prepare a report for the coroner.
Mr Kowalski was last seen on 13 December in Melbourne and was thought to
be travelling to Darwin.
Police commenced a search after his ute was located in scrubland 95kms
south west of Coober Pedy earlier this week.
Police wish to thank SES and CFS volunteers who have assisted with the search.

Camel grazing in the Rangelands

The Native Vegetation Council of South Australia is seeking feedback from the community and
industry on draft guidelines which set out requirements for approving commercial camel grazing in
the Rangelands.

One of the main legislative requirements before camel grazing can occur on the Rangelands is
to ensure compliance with the Native Vegetation Act 1991. These guidelines have been prepared to
also ensure compatibility with requirements of the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989.
Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) in partnership with DEWNR led a
Change@SouthAustralia 90 day project to work towards developing a clear process and
criteria for applicants wanting to run camels ‘behind wire’ as a pastoral
business enterprise.
The draft guidelines are the result of a collaboration between members of the
Council and staff of Natural Resources SA Arid Lands and Alinytjara Wilurara,
Pastoral Board, the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources and
Primary Industries and Regions SA.
Native Vegetation Council spokesperson Dr Bruce Munday said the aim of the guidelines is to
ensure that grazing of domestic stock does not cause significant or permanent degradation of
native vegetation.
“A key mechanism to enable grazing while also protecting native vegetation is via approved
management plans,” Mr Munday said.
“The guidelines aim to inform landowners and land managers about the information required to
prepare such a management plan.
“This information will help the Native Vegetation Council and the Pastoral Board to consider an
application to farm or pasture camels as part of a commercial enterprise on a pastoral lease.
“The Council recently endorsed the Guidelines to commence a statutory consultation process of
at least two months. Key stakeholder groups including Natural Resources SA Arid Lands,
Pastoral Board, Conservation Council of SA and Primary Producers SA are involved as well as
the broader community.”
The draft guidelines are being promoted for consultation in local papers, The Stock Journal and
websites, as well as being advertised in The Advertiser and the Government Gazette.
Copies are available from the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources website:
as well as directly from the Native Vegetation Council by contacting nvc@sa.gov.au or (08) 8303 9777.

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