Central West Lachlan Landcare are fortunate to have the support of many organisations that assist to help us deliver positive outcomes for our local area, working to make a positive difference, linking together environmental, farming, social and educational benefits for communities in the Parkes and Forbes Shires.
The NSW Landcare Program (2019 – 2023) is a $22.4 million investment co-delivered by Landcare NSW and NSW Local Land Services to unlock the potential of the extensive volunteer network and Landcare movement across NSW.
The Program is a continuation of the previous Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative (2015 – 2019).
The Program is comprised of a number of components:
- Local and Regional Landcare Coordinators;
- A Community of Practice Component;
- People Development;
- Aboriginal Program; and
- Program Management and Support.
The Regional Landcare Coordinator is a new role with nine of 11 positions already filled. Contracts have gone out to 72 host organisations with 68 Local Landcare Coordinators employed on a part-time basis.The Regional Landcare Coordinators will work with the 68 part time Local Landcare Coordinators who support the 60,000-strong volunteer Landcare network across NSW. Hosted by local organisations such as Landcare groups, Councils and industry organisations, they are a key resource that underpin local and regional communities of practice and the capacity of Landcarers to participate in on ground actions.
Central West Lachlan Landcare partner with Parkes Shire Council and Forbes Shire Council to undertake community-focused events to enable further education, community engagement and financial and emotional resilience to our communities.
We are also fortunate to work with many local groups including the Lachlan Valley National Parks Association, Parkes/Forbes Reconciliation Group, Pink Up Parkes and the NSW Rural Women’s Gathering Forbes 2020 Committee.