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Mallee Regional Landcare Support Strategy 2013-2018

A FIVE year plan for Landcare in the Victorian Mallee is now open for public comment. The Mallee Regional Landcare Support Strategy (MRLSS) 2013-18 sets out the key elements needed to support local Landcare groups to operate effectively, work with community members and deliver vital on-ground improvements to the environment.

A FIVE year plan for Landcare in the Victorian Mallee is now open for public comment.


The Mallee Regional Landcare Support Strategy (MRLSS) 2013-18 sets out the key
elements needed to support local Landcare groups to operate effectively, work with
community members and deliver vital on-ground improvements to the environment.
“It is imperative for the community and Landcare groups to have input into the strategy to
ensure future actions and priorities of our local groups are aligned with the objectives of
the five year plan,” Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) chairperson Sharyon
Peart said.


“The Mallee region is such a large and diverse space, the region benefits from drawing on
the local knowledge and expertise of the community and local Landcare groups to fill in
any areas in the strategy that may have been missed or overlooked.”
Since starting in the Mallee in 1985, Landcare has gone on to become a central part of
many local communities. The region has 24 Landcare groups, with the newest formed in
early 2013. These Landcare groups work across a diverse landscape, with members aged
from primary school students to members in their 80s.


The Mallee CMA works closely with Landcare in the region by supporting the employment
of local Landcare Facilitators, facilitating grants programs and partnering with Landcare
groups to deliver on-ground works such as pest plant and animal control, fencing and tree
planting.


“With more than 800 Landcare members across the Mallee region, it’s essential we plan
for a productive and active future for Landcare,” Ms Peart said.
“The new Landcare strategy gives us a practical framework for keeping Landcare moving
forward so it can continue to be a really effective and valuable part of natural resource
management in the Mallee.”

To view a copy of the Strategy click here.

Comments are welcome from industry and community members, please contact Kevin Chaplin, Mallee CMA Regional Landare Coordinator on 03 5051 4670.

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