NSW Landcare Program 2019 – 2023
The NSW Landcare Program is a state, regional and local investment in the partnership between Local Land Services and Landcare NSW, empowering people to take action on local problems and deliver outcomes across local and regional issues.
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 nine of 11 positions already filled. Contracts have gone out to 72 host organisations with 68 Local Landcare Coordinators employed on a part-time basis.The Regional Landcare Coordinators will work with the 68 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, they are a key resource that underpin local and regional communities of practice and the capacity of Landcarers to participate in on ground actions.
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.