On Thursday 20 September, NSW Sustaining Landcare Week was debated in the Legislative Assembly of the NSW Parliament. 11 MPs spoke on the significant value Landcare provides and commended the hard work and dedication of Landcarers across the state.
Specific recognition was given to volunteers, Landcare committees and the extraordinary work of the Local Landcare Coordinators.
Landcare NSW Chief Executive Dr Adrian Zammit said:
“It is fantastic to see the local impact of the work of Landcare receiving recognition in Parliament. This recognition is greatly appreciated by the Landcare community, including the 72 Local Landcare Coordinators, networks and thousands of volunteers, who work tirelessly to deliver real outcomes on the ground for landholders and communities throughout NSW.
“The Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative is bringing tangible benefits to communities in natural resources management, building social capital and creating rural jobs. This highlights the importance of Landcare NSW and the work we do to provide support and a voice to the grassroots Landcare movement in NSW. Sustaining Landcare Week was an opportunity for Landcarers and members of the public to come together to share their experiences and knowledge,” said Dr Zammit.
NSW Sustaining Landcare Week was an initiative of Landcare NSW supported by the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Landcare (PFL).
The PFL Chair Kevin Anderson, Member for Tamworth, organised the debate (a Notice of Motion) which enabled MPs to speak about Landcare in their electorate and the events they attended during Sustaining Landcare Week.
Click on the link below for the Hansard transcript: