The National Landcare Facilitator Project
The National Landcare Facilitator advocates the Landcare ethos and supports community Landcare through an advisory role. The National Landcare Facilitator has a special focus on sustainable production in the primary industry sector, together with the engagement and participation of community groups in natural resource management programs
The National Landcare Facilitator is supported by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture.
The aims of National Landcare Facilitator Project are to provide support at the national level for:
- the Landcare movement;
- primary industry appreciation of natural resource management (NRM) issues;
- helping raise awareness of Australian Government NRM programs and priorities, especially the Landcare component of ‘Caring for our Country’,
- reinvigoration of the Landcare movement
Brett de Hayr took up the position as National Landcare Facilitator in January 2009. He has an extensive background in agriculture and rural affairs at the State and National level, including recent positions as Executive Director for Sustainable Agriculture with Queensland Dept Primary Industries, Chief Executive Officer AgForce Queensland and Executive Director of the Cattle Council of Australia.
National Landcare WEBINAR Series
Little River Landcare – Why it works
“The story of how one group is facing its challenges and changing the way it works”
Little River Landcare Group in NSW is an example of a group which has faced many challenges associated with funding, natural disasters, participation and has experienced its fair share of ups and downs. This is a story of how one group has redefined how it operates and reinvigorated itself in to one of the most dynamic Landcare Groups in the country.
Pip Job (CEO Little River Landcare) will share the experiences of the challenges they faced and what steps they took as a group to ensure that Little River Landcare not only survived but continued to go forward and play a vital role in its local community.
Please join us for the 1 hour webinar with Pip and Little River Landcare which will be invaluable for Landcare/farming systems and other groups which share challenges in finding new opportunities in what they do and how they operate.
Click here for more information and to register
National Landcare Facilitator Suggested Readings
A list of papers, research and documents recommended by the National Landcare Facilitator for an insight into the current landcare landscape, concerns and issues.Click here to visit the National Landcare Facilitator’s suggested reading section
Regional Landcare Facilitators List
Regional Landcare Facilitators work to support Landcare and production groups to adopt sustainable farm and land management practices and to protect Australia’s landscape.
National Landcare Facilitator’s monthly e-newslettersClick here to subscribe and keep up to the date with the National Landcare Facilitator’s e-newsletter.
Click here to see past issues of the National Landcare Facilitator’s e-newsletter.
National Landcare Facilitator’s monthly column – Landcare In Focus Update
The National Landcare Facilitator writes a monthly column published by Rural Press informing the community of Landcare updates including available funding, important dates, events and news. This column does not appear during the months that the Landcare In Focus magazine is published.
National Landcare Facilitator’s media releases
Click here to view the National Landcare Facilitator’s media releases
Regional Landcare Facilitator Landcare Placestories
The Regional Landcare Facilitator (RFL) program is an initiative of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry. This four year program funds Regional Landcare Facilitators located in each of the 56 natural resource management regions across Australia where they support Landcare and production groups to adopt sustainable land management practices and to protect Australia’s landscape.
In the Regional Landcare Facilitator Placestories Project you will see stories about RLF’s across the country and Landcare in their region.
For a full list of the RLF’s and their contact details, please go to: www.nrm.gov.au/contact/officers.html
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Brett de Hayr
Mobile: 0457 750 815
Postal: Samford LPO PO Box 869, QLD 4520