WA Landcare Network has been working hard to secure an insurance offer through Ceneta Insurance Services. The offer will soon provide WA landcare Network member groups with affordable insurance cover.
One of the landcare community’s best mates, John Holley has recently retired from the State NRM Office. The WA Landcare Network extends its heartfelt appreciation to John for a mighty effort securing and distributing many tens of millions of dollars straight to the folk on the ground – consistent support spanning decades.
Register with the National Landcare Directory today to be eligible for upcoming funding from Coastcare Australia. Coastcare Australia will be releasing multiple rounds of grants in 2018 to help Coastcare groups execute their projects. To be eligible for grants your group must be registered in the National Landcare Directory.
Click here to register your group today –>http://ow.ly/Yaz430i4Xhs
WALN is pleased to share the news of the formation of a new National Landcare organisation. Merging the strengths of Landcare Australia and the National Landcare Network, the new organisation is becoming a reality and recent talks between both boards have been very productive.
Applications are now open for a share in $60 m of Smart Farming Partnerships Grants. Part of the National Landcare Program, the Smart Farming Partnership Grants are offering multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity.
The WA State Budget was released on September 7 with some major gaps for landcare. It was immediately apparent that there was a major gap in funding available to metropolitan coast and landcare groups in this budget.
In just over a week WALN committee members and staff will be representing our community landcare members and sharing messages to as many delegates as possible at the 2017 State NRM and Coastal Conference (Curtin University, 29th-31st Sept). We have been working very closely with the planning committees and event organisers to ensure community landcarers can be well represented and have multiple opportunities to attend and tell their stories.
Time for Landcare groups to be heard by the Federal Government
You may well may well have already contacted your Federal Ministers about:
- the $100 Million commitment (this resulted from the National Greens negotiation over the backpackers tax and was announced in the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) last year) and
- the proposed delivery of the $1 Billion over the next four years of NLP funding announced in the last budget.
If you have – good on you. If you haven’t, it is time we made our position clear.
Our AGM in April was a roaring success. The crew from SERCUL, Armadale Gosnells Landcare, Bungendore Park, Armadale Wildflower Society and Settlers Common Education Centre laid on a great day with an excellent venue, displays, great food, guided walks and field trips.