Australian government investment in Landcare
The Landcare movement represents individuals and groups who make a real difference to their natural environment. Landcarers help drive farm productivity and profitability. The Australian Government financially supports the movement in a number of ways including providing:
- Over $4.5 million to Landcare Australia Limited over five years (2013-18) to deliver a range of activities on behalf of the landcare community including the National Landcare Conference, Bob Hawke Landcare Award, state, territory and National Landcare Awards and the Landcare in Focus publication. For more information on Landcare Australia Limited visit their website
- $150 000 per year for five years (2013-2018) for a Regional Landcare Facilitator located in each of the 54 natural resource management regions across Australia to promote the landcare ethic and sustainable agriculture to farmers and land managers
- $440 000 (GST inclusive) annually for the National Landcare Facilitator initiative to encourage information sharing, partnerships and networks across landcare and natural resource management stakeholders
- Funding and secretariat support for the Australian Landcare Council, the Australian Government’s key advisory body on Landcare and natural resource management.
The National Landcare Programme
The government is committed to the long term future of Landcare which it reaffirmed when announcing the National Landcare Programme. The National Landcare Programme will make positive, practical differences in the environment and to the long-term productivity of our agriculture and fisheries sector. The programme will be based on three principles: simple, local and long-term.Further information about the National Landcare Programme will be posted as it becomes available. In the meantime, information on current and past projects under the Caring for our Country initiative and related programmes is at www.nrm.gov.au.
19 Mar 2014