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Landcare Coordinators set to build stronger community networks in Western NSW

Western Landcare NSW and Local Land Services Western Region and are pleased to announce the appointment of three new Landcare Coordinators in Western NSW.

They have been appointed as part of the NSW Government’s $15 million Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative and will help build and support local Landcare and community networks.

The three new Landcare Coordinators are:

  • Martha Gouniai, based in Broken Hill
  • Henry Gregory, based in Buronga
  • Alice Jarret, based in Bourke.

The Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative aims to support hard-working volunteers and landholders in local communities who manage and restore the natural environment, improve the sustainability of agricultural production and build the resilience of communities.

Chair of Western Landcare NSW Rob Chambers said Landcare is about local people doing work on the ground to provide local solutions to local problems.

“These new Local Landcare Coordinators will help to move this work forward and encourage even more local community involvement.”

Acting General Manager, Local Land Service Western Region, Erlina Compton said this initiative is a sign of a reinvigorated partnership between Landcare and Local Land Services.

“This is a great opportunity to work together to build trust at the local and regional scale,” Ms Compton said.

The newly appointed coordinators recently attended an Induction and Training Workshop in Stockton which involved workshops to develop their skills in understanding people and community organisations, facilitation, planning, governance and communicating the Landcare story to the broader community.

“The event was designed to train the network of Local Coordinators and outline the role they will play in their communities,” Mr Gregory said.

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Media contacts:

Western Landcare NSW: Louise Turner 08 8091 6728
Local Land Services: Michelle McGranahan 0428 784 282