Applications now open for the next intake of participants in the Land Services Program
17 April 2019
Western Local Land Services is excited to call for the next intake of participants in its Land Services Program (the Program), a new approach to property planning and rural enterprise mentoring in the Western region.
The Program runs over two years or eight ‘quarters’ and would be suitable for any landholder seeking to take the next step with their enterprise or gain knowledge in an area they are not familiar with. The eight quarters are broken down to focus on:
- Quarter 1 – human factors
- Quarter 2 – finances
- Quarter 3 – stocktake
- Quarter 4 – action plan
- Quarters 5 to 7 – support and guidance (opportunity to review previous quarters)
- Quarter 8 – program review.
The Program operates under a case officer approach, which pairs participants with a Western Local Land Services staff member who will provide support and guidance.
In addition, a range of mentors have been identified from various enterprises and landscapes to support 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 a part of the training budget to provide daily advice, one on one support or to demonstrate enterprises and opportunities to participants.
Expressions of interest for the next intake of participants closes on Friday, 31 May.
The EOI form is available here and for further information on the Program click here.
The Program is a joint initiative between Local Land Services and Soils for Life.
Media contact: Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.