NSW Landcare Program

The NSW Landcare Program is a state, regional and local program empowering individuals and communities to take action on local problems and deliver outcomes across local and regional issues.

NSW Landcare Program 2019 – 2023

The NSW Landcare Program (2019 – 2023) is a $22.4 million investment co-delivered by Landcare NSW and NSW Local Land Services to unlock the potential of the extensive volunteer network and Landcare movement across NSW.

The program employs of 12 Regional Landcare Coordinators and 72 Local Landcare Coordinators across the NSW. These Coordinators work directly with Landcare groups to improve their governance, communication, partnerships and ability to coordinate on ground activities (e.g. accessing funding to deliver small to large scale projects, workshops, education days, and events).

Coordinators enhance the capacity of Landcare groups and networks by sharing best practice; providing a professional resource that allows Landcarers to spend their valuable volunteer time delivering projects that enhance our natural environment.

The NSW Landcare Program 2019 – 2023 builds on the Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative 2015-2019, a number of previous Landcare Support Programs and regional Landcare investment made through National Landcare Program and Catchment Action over the last four years and beyond.

The Program is comprised of a number of components:

  • Local and Regional Landcare Coordinators;
  • A Community of Practice Component;
  • People Development;
  • Aboriginal Program; and
  • Program Management and Support.

The Regional Landcare Coordinator is a new role with 12 positions across the state-wide network and 72 part time Local Landcare Coordinators who support the 60,000-strong volunteer Landcare network across NSW.

Hosted by local organisations such as Landcare groups, Councils and industry organisations, the coordinators are a key resource that underpin local and regional communities of practice and the capacity of Landcarers to participate in on ground actions.

The NSW Landcare Program is a state, regional and local investment, empowering people to take action on local problems and deliver outcomes across local and regional issues.

The Program is a collaborative endeavour of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW, supported by the NSW Government and overseen by a Joint Management Committee.

A memorandum of understanding underpins the Committee’s operations and those of the Program.

Detailed information about the Landcare Program including the objectives, the outcomes and information about the Regional Coordinator roles and the Local Coordinator roles is available in the NSW Landcare Program Strategic Plan.