Interested parties are invited to provide feedback on the National Landcare Program as part of its second 5-year review. This is open for public consultation, with the process concluding on the 15 October 2021.
The National Landcare Program is the Australian Government’s flagship program to protect and conserve Australia’s water, soil, plants, animals, and ecosystems and support the productive and sustainable use of these valuable resources. The review will examine the program’s effectiveness in delivering sustainable agriculture, environmental, biodiversity and broader community outcomes and consider design options for the next phase of the program.
Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud and Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said the review is an essential opportunity for anyone interested in Landcare to help shape the program’s future.
“When it comes to delivering on-ground activities that help improve our soil, water and biodiversity, Landcare is one of the best tools we have,” Minister Littleproud said.
“The National Landcare Program has been pivotal in improving how farmers and other land managers look after their land, and this review provides an opportunity for all stakeholders to tell us what works, what doesn’t and where it can be improved.
“Going forward, we want the program to be effective as possible to ensure our farmers have the right skills and knowledge to drive sustainable agriculture production.”
Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said that Landcare brings communities, land managers and Traditional Owners together to make vital contributions to our environment.
A Terms of Reference for the review, along with information on how to get involved, is available at www.nrm.gov.au/national-landcare-program