Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today announced two local Landcare organisations are among 62 organisations that will host local coordinators as part of the NSW Government’s $15 million Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative.
Tamworth Regional Landcare Association and Liverpool Plains Land Management Inc. will help deliver Landcare projects across the Tamworth electorate.
Mr Anderson said the Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative will deliver 66 part-time Local Landcare Coordinator positions over a 3.5 year period.
“A wide range of not-for-profit organisations has been through a thorough assessment process to ensure there is a diverse spread of organisations delivering support to the hard-working Landcare volunteers in the Tamworth electorate and in local communities across NSW.
“This initiative will build capacity and connections within local communities and increase the effectiveness of the Landcare network.
“It has been designed to extend the coverage of the network and, over the life of the program the focus will be on finding a sustainable model to ensure Landcare’s future viability.
“This initiative will allow our local Landcare groups to better focus on restoring local sites - which is why many of these volunteers became involved in Landcare in the first place.”
Local Landcare representative Stephanie Cameron said “This initiative funded by the NSW Government, delivered by Local Land Services, for two local Landcare coordinators on the ground is most welcome.
“Support at the grass roots level will assist Community Landcarer's in sustaining our community’s natural resources into the future.”
Collaboration is a hallmark of this program, with 14 partnerships successful in being allocated as host organisations.
Anyone who is interested in being a part of this initiative should consider applying to work with the local host organisations. Positions will be advertised soon and the new coordinators should be in place early next year.