Applications now open for the next intake of participants in the Land Services Program

Landholders interested in building their capacity, innovation and learning from their peers and industry experts, have a great opportunity to be involved in a new and exciting program.

The Land Services Program, which began in 2018 with three businesses in a pilot program and continued on with another six businesses commencing in 2019, offers a new approach to property planning and rural enterprise mentoring in the Western region.

The Program runs over two years or eight ‘quarters’ and would be suitable for any landholder seeking to take the next step with their enterprise or gain knowledge in an area they are not familiar with.

The Program covers topics including human factors, finances, stocktake and action planning. Participants can also utilise their training budget to cover additional topics of their choosing.

The Program operates under a case officer approach, which pairs participants with a Western Local Land Services staff member who will provide support and guidance. In addition, a range of mentors have been identified from various enterprises and landscapes to support the participants.  

Participants will receive access to training and services estimated to have a total value of $16,000 over the course of the Program. 

Included in this this is $10,000 to support capacity building activities, engaging expertise and information systems that provide decision support which aligns with the goals and priorities of their business. This is identified during the property planning process.

Mentors may be utilised as a part of the training budget to provide daily advice, one on one support or to demonstrate enterprises and opportunities to participants.

Expressions of interest for the next intake of participants closes on Friday, 1 May.

Further information, including staff contact details, can be found on our Projects and Programs page.

The Program is a joint initiative between Local Land Services and Soils for Life.

Media contact:
Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.

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