Local Land Services (LLS) and Landcare NSW are committed to empowering local communities and Landcare groups to deliver sustainable agriculture and to best manage the state’s natural resources, after the two organisations refreshed and re-signed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
“The relationship between LLS and Land-care NSW has been extremely fruitful and rewarding, and we certainly look forward to building on that success in the future,” said LLS Chair Richard Bull.
“By recommitting to this partnership we are not only working together to achieve better landscape outcomes, but we are putting ourselves in the best position to adapt and build on the success of our various projects.
Landcare NSW Chairperson Stephanie Cameron said signing the new MOU was an important step for the organisations, which first committed to the partnership in 2015. “The MOU plays an important role in guiding the collegiate culture, co-govern-ance, co-design and joint leadership of our flagship project – the Landcare NSW Sup-port Program,” she said.
The NSW Government invested $22.4 million over four years to expand the highly successful Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative employing 12 regional Landcare co-ordinators and 72 local Landcare coordinators. Around 60,000 people in NSW identify as being Landcarers, and they are supported by almost 3,000 Landcare Groups.