NSW Landcare Enabling Program 2023-2027

The NSW Government has committed $59 million to Landcare and Landcare activities in NSW over the next 4 years through the NSW Landcare Enabling Program 2023-2027.

Local Land Services, in partnership with Landcare NSW, will deliver the program as a continuation of their long-standing successful partnership.

Local and Regional Coordinators funded to support on-ground projects

Funding has been allocated for 83 full-time equivalent local and regional Landcare coordinators and support staff, following a competitive grant and assessment process.

The aim of the regional and local Landcare coordinators is to support on-ground projects specific to the needs of the local natural environments and agricultural systems.

In addition, the coordinators will deliver on a number of other priorities, including:

  • strengthening the capacity of Landcarers which will result in effective, efficient support to Landcare volunteers, farmers and the community
  • ensuring effective collaboration and partnerships between Landcare groups, Local Land Services, other government agencies and Landcare NSW
  • leveraging funding opportunities to maximise socio-economic and environmental outcomes.

As part of the funding, each local and regional coordinator can also access up to $5,000 to undertake professional development over the course of the 4 year program.

A total of 16 Landcare groups based across NSW were successful in receiving funding for coordinators and support staff.

List of successful grantees

  • Central West Lachlan Landcare Inc.
  • North West Regional Landcarers Inc.
  • South East Landcare Inc.
  • Greater Sydney Landcare Network Incorporated.
  • West Hume Landcare Inc.
  • Holbrook Landcare Group Ltd.
  • Western Landcare NSW Inc.
  • Western Murray Land Improvement Group.
  • New England Landcare Network Inc.
  • Corowa District Landcare Inc.
  • Mid Coast 2 Tops Landcare Connection Inc.
  • Hunter Region Landcare Network Inc.
  • Ricegrowers' Association of Australia Inc.
  • North Coast Regional Landcare Network (NSW).
  • Watershed Landcare Group Incorporated.
  • Murrumbidgee Landcare Association Incorporated.

The funding of 83 full-time equivalent local and regional Landcare coordinators and support staff across NSW was the first of several funding opportunities to be made available through this program.

Landcare NSW funded to provide enabling support

The second phase of the program activated $8.2 million in funding to support Landcare NSW to provide specific enabling services that support host organisations and coordinators who were successful in the Local and Regional Coordinator grants.

The funding will be used to:

  • fund the employment of up to 7.5 full-time equivalent staff to provide centralised support to host organisations and coordinators funded under the Local and Regional Coordinators grants
  • establish a shared services hub that provides centralised support to host organisations and coordinators funded under the Local and Regional Coordinators Grants across a range of business services, but specifically administration, human resources and legal expertise
  • implement and manage a state Community of Practice including Landcare state gatherings, conferences and regional mini musters
  • implement and manage a digital Landcare solution to improve reporting processes and knowledge sharing for program participants
  • develop and maintain strategic partnerships and leverage investment, to increase Landcare’s self-sustenance and reduce reliance on direct NSW Government funding over the medium to longer term.


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).

This program ceased on the 30 June 2023.

The LLS and Landcare partnership

Together, Local Land Services and Landcare NSW are committed to empowering local communities and Landcare groups and networks to deliver sustainable agriculture and to best manage the state’s natural resources.

Find out more about our Landcare partnership, which has been in place since 2015.

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