A re-elected Turnbull Government will maintain its strong commitment to Landcare by investing $2 million over the coming two years in the National Landcare Network.
This announcement gives the National Landcare Network much-needed ongoing support to co-ordinate their volunteer operations across Australia.
Landcarers perform essential work at the local level to practically protect and restore the environment of Australia.
Landcare groups know what’s best for their community and local environment. This announcement will support the National Landcare Network to continue its important work in coordinating local groups.
The Coalition have put Landcare back at the heart of natural resource management, investing $1 billion over four years in the National Landcare Programme.
Instead of national Landcare priorities being set by Canberra, the National Landcare Programme instils a grass-roots process where communities work with their local natural resource management (NRM) groups to set priorities for their region.
Of the more than $450 million in funding that is supporting Australia’s 56 regional NRMs, more than $120 million is being made available to Landcare and other community groups for small projects. This includes:
• Ground work to reduce run-off and protect the Great Barrier Reef;
• Repairing degraded farm land and promotion of sustainable agricultural practices;
• Delivering environmental protection; and
• Helping to deliver key elements of the Coalition Government’s Threatened Species Strategy.
This funding will ensure these on-ground environmental works continue with the help of the National Landcare Network and its many associated volunteers.
To find out more about the National Landcare Programme visit: http://www.nrm.gov.au/national-landcare-programme http://http//www.nrm.gov.au/national-landcare-programme