Applications Open for Landcare Coordinators
North Coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has encouraged local Landcare networks and community-based organisations to consider applying to host a Local Landcare Coordinator in their community.
Applications opened yesterday as part of the NSW Government’s $15 million NSW Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative that will unlock the full potential of conservation volunteers throughout the state over the next four years.
Mr Franklin said Local Land Services and Landcare NSW were calling for applications from eligible community-based organisations to host up to 60 part-time Local Landcare Coordinator positions.
“The NSW Government is committed to improved management of our natural environment and to working closely with the Landcare movement to build community capacity and resilience,” Mr Franklin said.
“These locally-based coordinators will work with local community groups and networks such as Landcare, to connect with their communities and to focus on projects that will make a difference to the environment and reflect what local communities want to achieve.
“The North Coast has an incredible environmental amenity which is why we also have so many active and passionate local Landcare Groups committed to conservation.
“This program will allow more effective participation of volunteers, landholders and the wider community in activities that manage and restore the natural environment, improve the sustainability of agricultural production, and build the resilience of communities.”
A Landcare Future Fund Initiative will also be established to ensure resources are dedicated to developing options for Landcare’s future financial sustainability.
Further information and application guidelines can be downloaded from www.lls.nsw.gov.au.
Completed applications must be lodged by email by 5pm on Wednesday 14 October 2015.