Landcare NSW helps grassroots Landcare engage, communicate, and influence organizations and governments at the State and Federal level that play a role in natural resource management policy and resourcing.
Landcare NSW benefits grass roots Landcare by:
Being the single point of contact to advocate on behalf of its Landcare members and bring a united front to government and others on what is of importance to Landcarers;
Providing a state wide focus for co-ordination to find answers that assist Landcare groups go about their business;
Being a think tank, and providing an opportunity for representatives to learn from each other and take back new ideas, and lessons to their own areas.
Landcare NSW speaks through its endorsed representatives, these are appointed annually - it is up to each region to determine who that endorsed member is and how they will be selected. The endorsed representative has an important role to bring issues forth, debate and seek solutions, as well as carry back messages to their Landcare community.
Our Terms of Reference
To celebrate the achievements of Landcare and promote Landcare and community based NRM organisations and activities;
To identify, communicate with and represent Landcare at the grass-roots, State and National level to develop and foster ideas, knowledge and resources;
To organise an annual Landcare Muster where Landcare networks, groups and members can raise Landcare and broader natural resource and environmental issues, and develop strategies to address issues raised;
To establish and enhance cooperation and partnerships between Landcare and broader natural resource, environmental and primary industry organisations including regional NRM bodies and government departments;
To speak as endorsed representatives of Landcare networks and Landcare groups in the development of District, State and National Landcare and broader natural resource and environmental policy.