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Landcare Support Program

Landcare groups and networks in the Hunter Region can apply to host a Local Landcare Coordinator, as part of the $15 million 2015-19 NSW Landcare Support Program. Under the program, the Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative will provide a network of locally-based coordinators to work with local Landcare groups and networks to build capacity and connections within communities, to effectively participate in natural resource management activities that address critical agricultural sustainability and environmental issues.

The initiative, co-designed between Landcare NSW and the NSW Government, will deliver a network of locally based coordinators to increase the effectiveness of the Landcare network across the state. 

The program will see up to 60 part-time Local Landcare Coordinators engaged to work with communities throughout NSW for a period of up to 3.5 years from 1 January 2016. It is anticipated that 4-6 part-time Local Landcare Coordinators will be available in the Hunter. 

Applications to host a Local Landcare Coordinator will open on 14 September 2015. 

Key dates 

14 September 2015 Online applications to host a Local Landcare Coordinator open
16 September 2015 Information session on the application processes
14 October 2015 Applications to host a Local Landcare Coordinator close
1 December 2015 Contract agreements with Local Land Services and
Local Landcare Coordinator hosts are finalised
December 2015 Recruitment of Local Landcare Coordinators
1 January 2016 Employment of Local Landcare Coordinators begins

Factsheets

Factsheet 1 - Landcare Support Program

Factsheet 2 - Landcare Coordinators

Factsheet 3 - Landcare Community of Practice

Factsheet 4 - Landcare Future Fund

Further information 

Nev Reis, Hunter
Regional Landcare Facilitator 
4938 4959 
nev.reis@lls.nsw.gov.au 

or visit www.landcarensw.org.au