12 June 2009

LANDCARE: National Network of Landcare Coordinators to Continue

In June the Australian Government announced that the national network of local Landcare coordinators will continue. A total of $33.6 million funding is committed over four years to this project under the Caring for our Country Program.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Mr Tony Burke said, 'the decision followed extensive discussions with local Landcare groups and strong representations from a number of MPs'. From next year as a result of this up to 56 Landcare coordinator positions will be funded across Australia.