The South Australian Government has announced the opening of the new SA Arid Lands Natural Resource Centre in Port Augusta.


State Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Paul Caica said the new centre will be critical for all natural resource management issues.


"This centre is the second of eight to open throughout South Australia as part of the State Government’s commitment to support sustainable land use, water quality and conservation,” Mr Caica said.


“It will offer comprehensive advice and services to the region’s residents, ranging from land management issues and sustainable primary production to information on native plants and animals, National Parks, fire management and pest control.


“Ultimately the management of our natural resources and the conservation of native plants and animals are issues for all members of our community, and this centre will help people in the Port Augusta region get involved.”