Landcare survey results
Landcare NSW Inc has been invited to report to the state government through its Landare advisory committee, the NSW Landcare Committee, on the collaborations forged between community Landcare and the CMAs with whom they work. We know anecdotally that these collaborations take a variety of forms across the 13 regions in NSW; some mutually beneficial and productive and some less so. Our aim has been to document and report on these collaborations. We needed to hear from community Landcare about what's working and why. And if things are not working, we need to explore what avenues we have to improve government-community collaborations for achieving lasting environmental outcomes across the state. Landcare NSW distributed a survey through its Networks, inviting community Landcare members to contribute their opinions and experiences. The response to the survey has been impressive. Over 140 surveys have been returned giving voice to Landcare right across the state (including one from Queensland!)
Responses from all groups and networks:
» List of groups and networks who completed surveys
» Question 1. What are the priority interests of groups and networks?
» Question 2. What are the greatest challenges facing groups and networks?
» Question 3. Is the work of Landcare valued in your community?
» Question 4. Rate the approach of your local CMA to working with your group.
» Question 5. Does your group or network have access to a CMA Community Support Officer or Natural Resource Officer and what role do they play?
» Question 6. Is there someone in your CMA who you feel you could contact to raise a concern about a CMA action or staff member?
» Question 7. Identify and rate the collaborations your group has participated in over the past four years.
» Question 8. Landcare, CMAs and the Catchment Action Plans (CAP).