Funding to landcare groups to support sustainable agriculture

The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

Minister for the Environment and Water

Senator the Hon Murray Watt

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Minister for Emergency Management

The Albanese Government is providing Landcare Australia Limited and the National Landcare Network Limited with $14.5 million to manage Australia’s natural resources and support the uptake of sustainable agricultural practices and environmental protection.

This funding is part of the Albanese Government’s $1.1 billion commitment under the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) and will ensure national landcare organisations have capacity to deliver NHT outcomes, as well as strengthen First Nations engagement and participation in landcare projects.

A national network of 52 Regional Delivery Partners has also been established to deliver critical environmental protection, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management outcomes across Australia.

Regional Delivery Partners will be provided $88.3 million to support operational functions, including delivering a Natural Resource Management plan for their region, managing work, health and safety and ensuring appropriate governance is in place.

The panel of Regional Delivery Partners will also play a key role in implementing our commitments under the NHT by delivering on-ground projects such as planting trees to revegetate habitat for threatened species, erosion control, fire management actions like weed removal, and controlling feral animals.

Any Australian Government department can draw upon this valuable panel to deliver on ground natural resource management services.

The NHT is the Albanese Government’s key investment platform for achieving its natural resource management, sustainable agriculture and environmental protection outcomes.

Landcare funding also supports the goals of our Climate-Smart Agriculture Program to increase the capacity of Australia’s agricultural sector to respond and adapt to climate change.

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