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About Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, situated off the coast of South Australia, is unique in terms of its pristine environment, abundance of native wildlife and spectacular natural attractions, making it the jewel in the crown for the State's tourism and premium, fresh local food and wines.


The Commissioner for Kangaroo Island will focus her work on a number of projects that have been identified as crucial to delivering lasting prosperity and benefits to Kangaroo Island residents.

Some of these projects will lead to improvements in the short term, while others will take longer for the benefits to be fully realised.

Click here to find out about projects underway.

From the Commissioner's Desk

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Here we are at the beginning of another exciting year on Kangaroo Island and I am looking forward to a year where many of the developments that are in the planning stages will move to consultation and community engagement, while others will finalise management plans and other planning conditions to move to turning soil.

These are interesting times for the Island, and one of the biggest learning curves for me in this position has been to see how the developers work and how the wheels of government take proposals through the various stages of approval. Also how community engagement occurs.

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