Regional Land Partnerships: a fresh start for Landcare
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud
Assistant Minister for the Environment, Melissa Price
14 August 2018
The National Landcare Program is full steam ahead with 47 organisations selected to deliver the $450 million Regional Land Partnerships program.
This is the important second phase of the Coalition Government’s $1 billion National Landcare Program.
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud said the successful tenderers have demonstrated they have the knowledge, capability and experience to deliver vital sustainable agriculture services to regional communities.
“This program will be delivered at a local level by groups that know the lay of the land to help our farmers improve their productivity in the good years and the bad,” Mr Littleproud said.
“A focus of the regional program will be on the key element of any farm – soil. The program will aim to improve soil health on farms, targeting soil acidification, wind erosion and hillslope erosion.
“Bit by bit we’re losing our good agricultural soil in this country. To remain productive we need to protect it.
“The program will also focus on helping farmers adapt to growing markets by demonstrating sustainable management practice credentials.”
Assistant Minister for the Environment, Melissa Price, said the Regional Land Partnerships were a major investment in Australia’s biodiversity and demonstrated an ongoing commitment to supporting regional and local communities to protect Australia’s natural environment.
“Through the Regional Land Partnerships, the Australian Government will invest in projects that protect our threatened ecological communities, restore our globally-important wetlands, and support recovery efforts for species identified under the Threatened Species Strategy,” Assistant Minister Price said.
“The projects that will be funded through this program are yet another example that natural resource management can deliver benefits not only for Australia’s unique environment, but also our national economy.
“Over the next five years, the Government is investing $450 million in local and regional-scale projects that will help us meet the needs of our local communities while delivering on our national priorities and international obligations.”
For further information, visit: www.nrm.gov.au/.
|State ||Management Unit ||Successful Tenderer |
|South Australia ||Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges ||Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board |
|South Australia ||Alinytjara Wilurara ||Alinytjara Wilurara Natural Resources Management Board |
|Australian Capital Territory ||Australian Capital Territory ||Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate – Departmental |
|Western Australia ||Avon River Basin ||Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management Incorporated |
|Queensland ||Burdekin ||NQ Dry Tropics Ltd |
|Queensland ||Burnett Mary ||Burnett Mary Regional Group For Natural Resource Management Ltd |
|Queensland ||Cape York (including Cooperative Management Area) ||NQ NRM Alliance Ltd |
|New South Wales ||Central Tablelands ||Local Land Services |
|New South Wales ||Central West ||Local Land Services |
|Victoria ||Corangamite ||Corangamite Catchment Management Authority |
|Queensland ||Desert Channels ||Desert Channels Queensland Incorporated |
|Victoria ||East Gippsland ||East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority |
|South Australia ||Eyre Peninsula ||Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board |
|Queensland ||Fitzroy ||Fitzroy Basin Association Inc |
|Victoria ||Glenelg Hopkins ||Glenelg-Hopkins Catchment Management Authority |
|Victoria ||Goulburn Broken ||Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority |
|New South Wales ||Greater Sydney ||Local Land Services |
|New South Wales ||Hunter ||Local Land Services |
|South Australia ||Kangaroo Island ||Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board |
|Queensland ||Mackay Whitsunday ||Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited |
|Victoria ||Mallee ||Mallee Catchment Management Authority |
|New South Wales ||Murray ||Local Land Services |
|Victoria ||North Central ||North Central Catchment Management Authority |
|New South Wales ||North Coast ||Local Land Services |
|Victoria ||North East ||North East Catchment Management Authority |
|Tasmania ||North NRM Region ||Northern Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Association Inc. |
|New South Wales ||North West New South Wales ||Local Land Services |
|Western Australia ||Northern Agricultural Region ||Northern Agricultural Catchments Council Incorporated |
|South Australia ||Northern and Yorke ||Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board |
|Queensland ||Northern Gulf (including Cooperative Management Area) ||NQ NRM Alliance Ltd |
|New South Wales ||Northern Tablelands ||Local Land Services |
|Northern Territory ||Northern Territory ||Territory Natural Resource Management Incorporated |
|Western Australia ||Peel Harvey Region ||Peel-Harvey Catchment Council Inc |
|Victoria ||Port Phillip and Westernport ||Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority |
|Western Australia ||Rangelands Region ||Rangelands NRM Coordinating Group (Inc.) |
|New South Wales ||Riverina ||Local Land Services |
|South Australia ||South Australian Arid Lands ||South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board |
|South Australia ||South Australian Murray Darling Basin ||South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board |
|Western Australia ||South Coast Region ||South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc |
|South Australia ||South East NRM ||South East Natural Resources Management Board |
|New South Wales ||South East NSW ||Local Land Services |
|Queensland ||South East Queensland ||Healthy Land and Water Ltd |
|Western Australia ||South West Region ||South West Catchments Council |
|Queensland ||Southern Gulf ||Southern Gulf NRM Ltd |
|Western Australia ||Swan Region ||Perth Region NRM Inc. |
|Victoria ||West Gippsland ||West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority |
|New South Wales ||Western ||Local Land Services |
|Queensland ||Wet Tropics ||NQ NRM Alliance Ltd |
|Victoria ||Wimmera ||Wimmera Catchment Authority |