The Australian Government is supporting the Landcare community to develop an Australian Framework for Landcare to guide Landcare over the next 20 years. The development of the Australian Framework for Landcare is your opportunity to have a say about the way forward for Landcare. The submission period to comment on the draft Australian Framework for Landcare is currently open and will close on 30 July 2010.
Community Landcare is made up of individuals and groups with similar objectives and a community based approach to sustainable resource management, including:
- Indigenous groups
- ‘Friends of’ groups
- Farming systems groups.
Community Landcare will guide and own the framework.
Initial framework meeting
The community development of an Australian Framework for Landcare was initiated at a workshop held in Melbourne on 30 April 2009, with a small cross section of community Landcarers. It was enthusiastically agreed that the first community-driven framework should be developed.
The Framework has been drafted by the Australian Framework for Landcare Reference Group which is made up of Landcare community members. The reference group has been working to ensure that views expressed by the Landcare community during the extensive community consultation period are accurately reflected in the Framework document. The consultation period commenced in April 2009 and concluded with discussions at the recent National Landcare Forum. The process for the development of the framework has been fully supported by the Australian Government.
Have your say
More information on the Australian Framework for Landcare, including input from all state and territory conferences, is available from the National Landcare Facilitator.