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Landcare Coordinators take up roles

Six new Local Landcare Coordinators have been appointed from round the state as part of the NSW Governments $15 million Local Lands Care Initiative. The Initiative was created to renew the government-community relationship and unlock the full potential of the thousands of volunteers in the Landcare network. 

Armidale-based Southern New England Landcare Committee, Brunswick Valley Landcare, Singleton Shire Landcare Network Inc. and Martindale Creek Catchment Landcare and Lach Landcare Temora Bland and Lach Landcare Young Weddin are among the 62 local organisations that will host local coordinators under the Initiative.

Alison Ratcliffe, Adam Dwyer, Pauline Sykes, Mikla Lewis, Megan Harris and Charlie Carruthers have all been appointed to Coordinator roles,

Alison Ratcliffe, has been appointed by Brunswick Valley to help deliver Landcare projects in the Ballina electorate,

Mr Franklin said Ms Ratcliffe would be based at Mullumbimbi and is one of 66 part-time Local Landcare Coordinators throughout NSW over a 3.5 year period.

Mr Johnsen said that Adam Dwyer has been appointed by Singleton Shire Landcare Network Inc., whilst Pauline Sykes had been appointed by Martindale Creek Catchment Landcare, to help deliver Landcare projects in the Upper Hunter electorate.

These coordinators will be based at Singleton and Muswellbrook, respectively, and are two of 66 part-time Local Landcare Coordinators throughout NSW over a 3.5 year period.

Megan Harris and Mikla Lewis have been appointed by LachLandcare to help deliver Landcare projects in the Cootamundra electorate.

Katrina said Megan Harris would be based at Temora and West Wyalong and Mikla Lewis would be based at Young and Grenfell and are two of 66 part-time Local Landcare Coordinators throughout NSW over a 3.5 year period.

Mr Marshall said Charlie Carruthers had been appointed by SNELCC to help deliver Landcare projects in the Northern Tablelands electorate.

“Charlie is based in Armidale and is one of 66 part-time local Landcare coordinators who have been appointed for a three-and-half-year period,” Mr Marshall said

 

“The co-ordinators are meeting in Newcastle this week for an induction program that signals the development of a community of practice to bring together, ideas, innovation and training concepts across the state,” he said.

“This initiative has been designed to develop a stronger network of Landcare and community groups and to find a sustainable model to ensure Landcare’s future viability.

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