As part of National Landcare Week, the Australian Government is pleased to help celebrate 25 years of Landcare protecting and restoring our natural environment.
The Government recognises the important work Landcare has been doing for the last 25 years and is committed to continue working with Landcare into the future.
This National Landcare Week, I want to say thank you to the thousands of Landcarers across Australia who give their time and energy to protecting their local environment.
We are determined to put Landcare back at the centre of natural resource management in this country, in recognition of the outstanding achievements the Landcare movement has made over the last 25 years.
To help continue Landcare’s work into the future, all Australians are encouraged to check out their local Landcare group, and see how they can get involved in looking after their part of the country.
The Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme will support local projects to deliver on national priorities, ensuring our important natural assets are protected and restored through community involvement, led by the Landcare movement.
Local communities will be empowered to make their own decisions on how to best address environmental challenges in their area as we cut red tape and give them more time to do what they do best—care for our land.
Over the next four years, the Australian Government is investing more than $2 billion in managing our natural resources, enabling communities to take practical action to improve their local environment.
This includes investment in the Government’s Green Army Programme, 20 Million Trees, Reef 2050 Plan, the National Landcare Programme, Working on Country, the Land Sector Package and investments in the Great Barrier Reef Trust.