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North Coast Landcare Coordinator host organisations announced

Group of North Coast Landcare OfficersNorth Coast Local Land Services and North Coast Regional Landcare are pleased to announce that 11 local Landcare organisations will be hosting 15 part-time Local Land Coordinator positions. The NSW Government’s $15 million Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative is providing a network of more than 60 locally-based coordinators who will work with 62 local organisations across the state to build capacity and connections within their communities.

Bob Jarman, Chair of the North Coast Regional Landcare Network said this additional support is a significant achievement for not only the Landcare community, but the community at large.

“The North Coast has a well established, strong and resilient Landcare networks who are embedded within the community.

“These locally based coordinator positions will allow our Networks to re-engage with Landcare groups and support volunteers, landholders and the wider community across the North Coast.” Bob said.

The North Coast Landcare Partnership Agreement, signed by North Coast Local Land Services and North Coast Regional Landcare in 2015 is ensuring that both organisations work collaboratively to achieve outcomes for the north coast region.

Royce Bennett, Manager Land Services for North Coast Local Land Services said, “North Coast Local Land Services supports a community-based delivery model by partnering with Landcare and other organisations across the region to support the community to undertake natural resource management and sustainable agriculture activities.

“This initiative builds on the resources already committed at the local level and offers centralised support meaning volunteers will be able to focus their efforts on on-ground works.

“The local coordinators will work closely with North Coast Regional Landcare, the Landcare networks and the local community to build capacity and resilience.

“Throughout the North Coast region, local groups of volunteers are striving to continue and this support should help them deliver strategically-aligned programs, with the support and guidance they need.

Media contact:

For North Coast Local Land Services:
Royce Bennett, Manager Land Services (Strategy)
Phone 0428 481 907

For North Coast Regional Landcare:
Chrisy Clay, Regional Landcare Facilitator
Phone 0419 966 278

Image Caption: Local Landcare Coordinators will support local Landcare groups.