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Opportunity to deliver environmental, community and agricultural productivity outcomes

Two people working on a projectNorth Coast Local Land Services is seeking expressions of interest from qualified and experienced individuals, organisations and/or community groups to deliver a selected range of projects in 2015/2016.  The three opportunities are designed to deliver the skills of local Indigenous people, protect threatened species and improve agricultural productivity.

Kel Langfield, Acting Team Leader, Northern said, "The diversity of these projects is an excellent demonstration of the range of outcomes delivered by North Coast Local Land Services.

"The North Coast region is unquestionably the most agriculturally and environmentally diverse in the state and we are presented with the challenge of delivering quality outcomes to a broad audience.

"Our organisation maximises our ability of meeting objectives by building strong partnerships with skilled organisations and groups," he said.

The first opportunity will support the engagement of Aboriginal communities in Natural Resource Management (NRM), sustainable agriculture, biosecurity and emergency management by supporting an Aboriginal Extension Project Officer to service the Tweed to Richmond Valley Local Government Areas.  Supporting Aboriginal natural resource management enterprises and opportunities by developing the technical and management skills of local Indigenous people is identified as a high priority and key factor for overcoming Indigenous disadvantage in Australia.

The second opportunity will address weed management to limit feral pig shading habitat, specifically Lantana and Privet species, and protect threatened species and habitats that are adversely affected by feral pigs.  The focus area for weed management and ecological restoration is the southern part of Tooloom Creek in the Upper Clarence area, from Tooloom Bridge to the junction with the Clarence River.

The objective of the third project is to improve soil health through soil testing and interpretation on a paddock basis and to integrate better soil management with improved farming practices through the delivery of training on soils and soil management strategies.  Working with farmer groups, the project will benchmark key soil characteristics such as pH, CEC, nutrient levels and Organic Matter. The program will cover soil testing methods and interpretation.

Service providers who can demonstrate experience in natural resource management, weeds management, aboriginal engagement and soil management are invited to visit for more information, guidelines and application forms.

The Expression of Interest period opens on Wednesday 30 September 2015 and closes at 5.00 pm on Friday 23 October 2015.  For more information contact the North Coast Local Land Services Lismore office during business hours on 6623 3900.

Media contact:
Kel Langfield, Acting Team Leader Northern
Phone 6623 3927

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North Coast Local Land Services seeking service providers to help deliver environmental, agricultural productivity and community outcomes