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Projects and programs

We support local people to improve the health and productivity of their area.

Programs and Projects

Western Resilient Landscapes Program - 2017/18

The Western Resilient Landscapes Program is a unique opportunity being offered by Western Local Land Services and Soils for Life with support from the Rotary Club of Sydney. Applications are being sought from enthusiastic landholders to take part in a mentoring program aimed at providing support and guidance to fellow landholders.

Mentors

The role of the mentor will be to develop a one-on-one partnership with an emerging innovative landholder and provide support for on-farm innovation, development and practice change. Mentors will need to have an interest in sharing knowledge and experiences and be recognised within their community as an innovator in land and property management.

Participants

In addition to mentors, landholders that want to make a positive change on their property and may be seeking information from peers about the best way forward or minimizing any associated risks are also being sought. By taking part in the program, participants will have access to one-on-one and group-based support networks from innovative landholders that are recognised leaders in the Western region. Group-based field days are included in the program.

For more information and to submit an Expressions of Interest, click on the below link:

Applications close Friday, 29 September 2017.

For further information on this program, contact Gemma Turnbull or Jennifer Azevedo on (02) 6872 2144.

Be our guest at the Australian Rangeland Conference

Western Local Land Services is offering a limited number of landholders in the Western region the opportunity to attend the 19th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society as our guest.

The conference, which is being held in Port Augusta, South Australia from 25 to 28 September, will focus on the management of rangelands across Australia. It offers engaging topics, prominent speakers and field tours looking at regional land management issues from both science and practical perspectives.

The conference would be well worth attending for any landholder looking to become more knowledgeable and hear new ideas about sustainably managing the rangelands.

Western Local Land Services will pay the full cost of admission to the conference ($700), while attendees will be required to pay their own travel, accommodation and general expenses.

Spaces are limited so if you are interested in attending this conference, please contact Senior Land Services Officer - Agribusiness, Mitch Plumbe on (08) 8082 5204 or via email.

Key Investment Priorities

The key areas for investment, through on-ground works and training, are:

Productive industries and adaptable, connected communities
  • adaptable and resilient land managers
  • sustainable and productive agricultural industry
  • Aboriginal people connected to country, culture and heritage.
Healthy and resilient landscapes and aquatic systems
  • healthy and resilient landscapes
  • healthy and resilient aquatic systems.
Adaptive governance, decision making and management

Western Catchment Action Plan

The key investment priorities were developed with considerably input from local communities through the development of the 2013-2023 Western Catchment Action Plan (CAP). The CAP provides direction for natural resource management in the Western Local Land Services region.