Securing Landcare support across the State is a top priority for Landcare NSW.
Over the past three years Landcare in NSW has undergone a transformation as a result of a renewed partnership with the NSW Government and the growth and development of the organisations and structures that support the movement.
Landcare NSW Chair Rob Dulhunty said, “Landcare has been reinvigorated around the State. With the help of the NSW Government, Landcare NSW is on the path to becoming a sustainable, professional organisation. This will put us in a stronger position to deliver benefits for agriculture, the environment and the community.”
While much has been achieved, there is still a lot of work to do. The highest priority at the October 2017 Landcare Muster in Albury was the future of Landcare support: that is, the Local Landcare Coordinators and statewide services which are integral to Landcare’s effectiveness.
“Landcare is still not on a stable footing. With further work we can build the infrastructure and services to support the grassroots movement at all levels,” said Mr Dulhunty.
“Policy certainty and investment from a range of sources will enable Landcare to focus on achieving on-ground outcomes,” he said.
Sustaining Landcare – The Next Chapter (pdf) sets out Landcare’s value and expresses the views of grassroots Landcare about how we would like to see our partnership with the State Government grow and develop into the future.
The policy was written in consultation with the Landcare community and was approved by the full Council of Landcare NSW at their November 2017 meeting.
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