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

The Land Services Program - a new approach

The Land Services Program (the Program) offers a new approach to property planning and rural enterprise mentoring in the Western region.

The Program runs over two years or eight 'quarters' and operates under a case officer approach, which pairs participants with one of our staff members who will provide support and guidance through the program.   

In addition, a range of mentors have been identified to match the particular enterprise and landscapes of the participants.  

Participants will receive access to training and services estimated to have a total value of $26,000 over the course of the Program.

Included in this is $10,000 p.a. for the duration of the Program to support capacity building activities that align with the goals and priorities of their business, as identified during the property planning process.

Mentors may be utilised as part of the training budget to provide daily advice, one on one support or to demonstrate enterprises and opportunities to participants.

Applications now open for the next intake of participants

We are excited to call for the next intake of participants in the Program. The Program would be suitable for any landholders seeking to take the next step with their enterprise or gain knowledge in an area they are not familiar with.  

Expressions of interest for the next intake of participants closes on 31 May 2019

Click here to access the EOI form.

For further information about the Program have a read of the following materials:

Or contact:

  • Senior Land Services Officer, Mitch Plumbe on 0408 241 200
  • Land Services Officer - Agribusiness, Tanisha Shields on 0447 642 131
  • your nearest Western Local Land Services office.

The Program is a joint initiative between Local Land Services and Soils for Life.

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 considerable 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.