Local Land Service and Landcare NSW have a common aim to deliver sustainable agriculture, improve our state’s natural resources and better manage our landscapes, with both organisations committed to empowering local communities and Landcare groups to achieve this.  

The thriving partnership between Local Land Services and Landcare NSW has been in place since 2015, delivering a program that empowers people to take action on local problems and deliver outcomes across local and regional issues.

The two organisations refreshed and re-signed a Memorandum of Understanding in December 2020 that continues to strengthen the partnership for the benefit of communities and landscapes across NSW. This memorandum gives us that ongoing delivery vehicle.

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Working with Landcare communities

At the local level, Local Land Services partners with Landcare community groups to deliver many natural resource management and agricultural projects.

At the state level, Local Land Services, in partnership with Landcare NSW, are delivering  the NSW Landcare Enabling Program 2023-2027, having successfully delivered the NSW Landcare Program 2019-2023.

Local Land Services also has a long-standing relationship of delivering with Landcare groups through Australian Government funding (National Landcare Program 2013-2023) with the next iteration of this currently in development.

To find out more about the projects being delivered in your local area, contact your local Landcare group or better yet, become a member. You can also contact your regional Local Land Services office.

Sustainable Agriculture Facilitators

As part of the National Landcare Program 2013-2023, Local Land Services was a host organisation for statewide sustainable agriculture facilitators (previously referred to as Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitators (RALFs)).

These facilitators play an important role in supporting farmers, industry and community groups (including Landcare groups) to adopt new and innovative sustainable agriculture practices.

The facilitator roles will be a key component of the next iteration of the Australian Government’s commitment to Landcare, which is currently in development.

Past LLS and Landcare Partnerships Programs

The previous NSW Landcare Program (2019-2023) was a $22.4 million investment co-delivered by Local Land Services and Landcare NSW, supported by the NSW Government and overseen by a joint management committee.

This program built on the previous Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative, an investment of $15 million over 4 years (2015-2019).

Landcare riparian restoration grants

The $2.6 million Landcare Riparian Restoration Grants is part of the broader NSW Government’s $200 million Regional Recovery Package.

The Landcare Riparian Restoration Grants is restoring riparian areas that have suffered cumulative damage from natural disasters including drought, flood and fires in NSW. Grant applications closed on 30 September 2023.

The project is managed by Local Land Services and complements the existing working partnership between Local Land Services and Landcare NSW.

Find out more

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