On Monday 20th June the Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, announced the continuation of funding for Landcare’s peak bodies in all states and territories across Australia. The funding of one million per year will continue until 2018.

Landcare NSW Chair, Rob Dulhunty, welcomed the announcement. “This is excellent news and will allow us to get on with the job of building support for community Landcare.”

National Landcare Network Chair, Terry Hubbard, said, “The NLN is delighted that Minister Hunt has made this commitment to Landcare ahead of the election in July. Commonwealth Government investment has over recent years enabled the establishment of new Landcare representative bodies in those states and territories which did not previously have them, and strengthened capacity where they were already in place. We are especially pleased that Minister Hunt has announced two years of funding, as this will give our members more certainty in planning for the future which will in turn make them more able to service the Landcare groups and networks they represent.”

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