NSW Parliamentary Friends of Landcare

Partnerships are crucial to sustain a grassroots movement

The NSW Parliamentary Friends of Landcare (PFL) provides an avenue for Members of Parliament to connect with and offer support to Landcare both at the state level and locally in suburbs, regional towns and farming communities.

A cross-party group of NSW Members of Parliament in support of Landcare, the PFL was established in 2015 as an outcome of the Sustaining Landcare campaign prior to the 2015 State Government election. 

The PFL continues a longstanding tradition of multi-party support for Landcare with all political parties represented.


We offer the Parliamentary Friends of Landcare access to:

  • Hardworking people, committed to the stewardship of our natural resources,
  • Landcare groups that get the job done – restoring and protecting natural resources and strengthening local communities,
  • A network that crosses all boundaries: local, regional and state, social, gender, age, cultural background – a lifeline to maintaining the resilience of rural communities.

Current members of the PFL:

Dugald Saunders MP – PFL Chair (Member for Dubbo)
Mick Veitch MLC – PFL Deputy Chair
Tamara Smith MP – PFL Secretary/Treasurer (Member for Ballina)

Jenny Aitchison MP (Member for Maitland)
Kevin Anderson MP (Member for Tamworth)
Roy Butler MP (Member for Barwon)
Justin Clancy MP (Member for Albury)
Steph Cooke MP (Member for Cootamundra)
Mark Coure MP (Member for Oatley)
Tim Crakanthorp MP (Member for Newcastle)
Victor Dominello MP (Member for Ryde)
Philip Donato MP (Member for Orange)
David Elliot MP (Member for Baulkham Hills)
Justin Field MLC
Jodie Harrison MP (Member for Charleston)
Sonia Hornery MP (Member for Wallsend)
Michael Johnsen MP (Member for Upper Hunter)
Dr Joe McGirr MP (Member for Wagga Wagga)
Dominic Perrottet MP (Member for Epping)
Geoff Provest MP (Member for Tweed)
Gurmesh Singh MP (Member for Coffs Harbour)
Kate Washington MP (Member for Port Stephens)

Useful links

Value of Landcare Acknowledged in Parliament – Sustaining Landcare Week – September 2018

Trees in the House: PFL event November 2017

Greg Aplin’s speech at the 2017 Gerald Carnie Memorial Award presentation October 2017

Contact your local State MP / MLC September 2017

Bridges to Boorowa: PFL Event May 2017

Introducing Landcare NSW PFL May 2016

Media release from first meeting 23 October 2015
Chair Rob Dulhunty’s speech 23 October 2015
First Parliamentary Motion for PFL Kevin Anderson 23 October 2015
List of Officebearers & Members November 2015
Message from PFL President the Hon Katrina Hodgkinson MP at event to celebrate Philanthropy and Community Partnerships Week, 10 December 2015.


November 2018: Trees in the House is an annual event hosted by the Parliamentary Friends of Landcare (PFL). Attended by NSW Government Ministers, Agency representatives and local Landcare representatives from around the state, the event is the pre-eminent gathering of parties committed to advancing the environmental, social and economic benefits that sustainable land and water management are unlocking in NSW.

From Left to Right: Landcare NSW CEO Dr Adrian Zammit, PFL Chair Kevin Andrews MP, Member for Tamworth, Landcare NSW incoming Chair Steph Cameron and Landcare NSW outgoing Chair Rob Dulhunty celebrated 30 years of volunteer service to Landcare for Mr Dulhunty.

May 2017: Parliamentary Friends of Landcare celebrating 17 years of the Bridges to Boorowa Landcare project at the Coal Loader Center for Sustainability, North Sydney.

From Left to Right: Mick Veitch, Member of the NSW Legislative Council and Deputy Chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Landcare (ALP); Rob Dulhunty, Chair of Landcare NSW; Katrina Hodgkinson, Chair of PFL (Nationals); Jeremy Buckingham, Treasurer of PFL (Greens); Penny Sharpe, PFL member (ALP); Jodie Harrison, PFL member (ALP); Greg Aplin, PFL member (Liberal Party).