Land management agreements

Explore the map of all land management agreements that are in force across South Australia, or purchase a copy from SAILIS.

Purpose of LMAs

A land management agreement (LMA) sets out rules relating to the development, management, preservation or conservation of land.

The owner of a property can enter into an LMA with their the Minister for Planning and Local Government or a council.

An agreement may be set up to:

  • help conserve vegetation or the preservation of walking trails or other things of public interest
  • specify the types of development appropriate for the land
  • vary or set aside liability used in participation with the Minister. This provision was placed in the Act to assist the state government in freeholding of Crown shack sites.

A land management agreement becomes binding once it is noted on the certificate of title. It is binding on the current owner of the land, whether or not the LMA was made with that owner initially.

Map of LMAs

The locations of all LMAs that are currently in force are in the South Australian Property and Planning Atlas (SAPPA):

  1. Open Layers
  2. Expand the Planning and Building layer group
  3. Tick the Land Management Agreements layer

Right-click on an LMA location and select it will show the dealing number and any parties involved in the agreement.

Explore SAPPA

The Land Management Agreements spatial dataset can be downloaded from Data.SA.

Getting a copy of a LMA

To get a copy of an LMA for a property, copy the dealing number and in the South Australian Integrated Land Information System (SAILIS) do a Dealing image search and purchase a copy of the dealing.

SAILIS provides up to date information about property and land in South Australia.