Townsville-based Senator Ian Macdonald today urged Queenslanders to get involved in local landcare projects by attending the Australian Government’s community information sessions.
The sessions, part of the National Landcare Program, will be held in Brisbane (Monday, August 11 at Rydges South Bank), Cairns (Tuesday, August 12 at Rydges Tradewinds) and Rockhampton (Wednesday, August 12 at the Travelodge).
Attendees will hear the opportunities on offer in the National Landcare Program and advice on how to get involved in local projects.
Senator Macdonald said the information sessions provided an ideal opportunity for farmers, environmental groups, local Landcare bodies and natural resource management organisations to have a say about how the National Landcare Program could benefit their local area.
"The Government is keen to get as many views as we can so a consultation survey will also be available online for all Australians to have their say on the National Landcare Program," he said.
"We want to work with regional natural resource management organisations, Landcare groups, community organisations and individuals to deliver simple, local and long-term solutions to environmental challenges."
Online consultation will make it easier for those in regional and remote Australia to have their voices heard.
The Government will also shortly announce details of funding for future small projects and a one-off grants program to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Landcare.
Information on the consultation survey and community sessions is available on www.nrm.gov.au