THE Australian Government will hit the road in August to talk to Australian communities about getting involved in the National Landcare Programme.
Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said that from 4 August, community information sessions would be held in capital cities and regional centres across the country telling people about the opportunities on offer in the National Landcare Programme and how to get involved in local projects.
“A session will be held in Cairns on Tuesday 12 August, between 3:00pm – 5:00pm, at the Rydges Tradewinds ( 137 The Esplanade),” said Mr Entsch.
“I’d urge any interested farmers, environmental groups, local Landcare bodies and natural resource management organisations to come along and have a say about how the National Landcare Programme could benefit our local area.”
Mr Entsch said the Government was keen to get as many views as possible, so a consultation survey will also be available online for those in regional or remote areas to have their say.
“The Government is committed to empowering local communities to undertake projects with long-term benefits, based on local and regional priorities,” he added.
The Government will also shortly announce details of funding for future small projects and a one-off grants programme to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Landcare. Information on the consultation survey and community sessions is available on www.nrm.gov.au