Landcare Snapshot 24 November 2016

Below is the weekly update covering Landcare activities, upcoming events and funding presented on Landcare’s weekly segment with Anne Delaney on Riverina ABC Breakfast Radio live from ~6.40am on Thursday mornings.


Farewell Kimberley: Riverina Regional Landcare Facilitator job share Kimberley has decided it’s time to move on. Kimberley has spent many years on the Landcare scene in the Riverina and been instrumental in delivering our social media news among other communication based activities.  We wish her all the best with her new adventures. Her last day is 29th November.


Land management and biodiversity conservation reforms – Legislation passes Parliament

On 17 November, the NSW Parliament passed the Biodiversity Conservation Bill and Local Land Services Amendment Bill.

The Bills will be supported by regulations and other detailed products. The government will continue to engage with stakeholders and the community as these are prepared over the coming months. The new scheme will be able to commence from mid-2017.

You can view the Bills on the parliamentary website. 

You can read more about the reforms at


2016 Regional Wellbeing Survey closes next week. The Regional Wellbeing Survey’s mission is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia. Taking part lets you have your say on issues ranging from your access to the internet and key services, to how events such as floods and drought are affecting you, and how your community is changing. This year there is also some questions for people who care for others. The survey is voluntary, confidential and anonymous, and closes on 30th November 2016.


Can’t grow fruit because of Fruit Fly?  Subscribe to the Prevent Fruit Fly newsletter, a monthly e-newsletter for crop producers or gardeners, government regulators and researchers interested in fruit flies (Queensland and Mediterranean fruit fly). Each newsletter contains the latest in news, research and development related to fruit fly


One month and one day until Christmas!


For people reading this for the first time……. welcome. Landcare interest and activity in the Riverina is building momentum and as such, we continue  to expand our list of Landcare contacts. This not only includes Landcare groups in the Riverina but the many other stakeholders and individuals who contribute in a variety of ways.

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Please forward to your groups and networks. Importantly, keep sending in your events to plug on the radio and with our weekly updates. And, importantly let us know how your event went.

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