Hundreds of Landcarers from across New South Wales are in to Broken Hill this week when the 2019 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference is held.
The future of Landcare in NSW, the importance of working together with key stakeholders and how communities define environmental outcomes will be just some of the topics discussed at the event.
Hosted by Western Landcare and Western Local Land Services, the conference covers issues such as environmental and agricultural stewardship, partnership development and building the future of Landcare in NSW.
“We are excited to be co-delivering this event and helping to enable our Landcarers be informed and empowered to return to their communities and share their knowledge that they have gained,” Landcare NSW CEO, Dr Adrian Zammit said.
“Our regions are diverse but the state of our environment concerns everybody in NSW, and events such as these are crucial in ensuring that everyone has the best knowledge and practice to be able to implement changes to ensure we have healthy landcare and healthy communities.”
Chair of NSW Local Land Services, Richard Bull, echoed the sentiment stressing that partnerships such as the one between NSW Local Land Services and Landcare NSW are crucial in delivering key services to all communities across the state.
“Events such as these are vitally important. Having some of the best knowledge holders of environmental change from across the state, and the country, is a defining factor in building relationships and communities.”
Mr Bull said the conference was an opportunity for people from across NSW to share their experiences, develop strategies and learn about how to address some of the state’s most pressing environmental issues.