Twenty-five years ago, when the Decade of Landcare was first supported by the then Australian Government, the need for engaging and supporting the whole community in catchment-wide management of our natural resources was top of the to-do-list.
Twenty-five years later, our natural resources, flora, fauna, healthy productive soils, clean air and water, are still highest on our list, and groups of neighbours working together in their local area, to target local problems and share local solutions under the Landcare banner is still seen as the best way of addressing these issues.
A wide range of funding support has been invested by various governments over the past twenty-five years. Some programs have been more effective than others. However, the core for the groups who have survived has always been the fundamental concepts of working together to address local, catchment, regional and sometimes national natural resource management issues in their local area.
The primary roles of our Network are to promote the efforts of our member groups, through regional representation to potential Landcare supporters, to facilitate field days and focussed workshops to share local landcare problems and solutions. We also aim to resource a quarterly newsletter and this website as a conduit with, and between Landcare groups across our region.
To be effective, we need you to be involved, as a member of our network, as a contributor of local Landcare stories (challenges and successes) to this website, as the local host of a field day or focussed workshop (support is available), as a workshop participant, or as a member of our management committee.
Complete our online membership form to join as an individual
Complete our online membership form to join as a Group
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Organisations may wish to be involved by supporting our work through partnerships.