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Register your interest now in property planning program

Western Local Land Services is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from landholders that want to participate in an upcoming property planning program that will assist in making their properties more sustainable.

The property planning program, which will use the Ecosystem Management Understanding (EMU) approach, will introduce landholders to the ecological management of landscapes by learning to recognise and read landscape processes, conditions and trends.

Essentially, participants in the EMU property planning program will be working towards on-ground solutions to achieving a sustainable pastoral enterprise.

EOIs are due by Friday, 19 May 2017 and Western Local Land Services Rangeland Rehabilitation Officer, Paul Theakston is confident landholders will see the benefits of taking part in this program.

“The EMU approach allows landholders to identify and analyse the constraints and opportunities that will make a real difference in managing arid lands effectively in an ecologically sustainable manner,” Mr Theakston said.

“EMU is founded on local landholders’ knowledge of their land and provides the foundations for all subsequent work.

“We preferably seek landholders in a group or neighbouring properties taking part, but this is not necessary.

“Ultimately all we need is a landholder that wants to download all their local knowledge and work through the process, seeing their property as a system, while keeping in mind that all information stays on property and is 100 per cent confidential.”

Landholders including individuals, groups, non-government organisations, not-for-profit organisations, Local Government and State Government agencies (core functions of government agencies will not be funded) are invited to submit an EOI.

If you are interested in submitting an EOI, contact your nearest Western Local Land Services office or Mr Theakston on (02) 6836 1575.

For more details visit the EMU website.

Western Local Land Services utilises funds from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme as well as Catchment Action NSW which have specific long term targets.

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley 0428 679 974.