​Media Release

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 ​