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Community Grants

Our Community Grants program is aimed at supporting community and producer groups to carry out capacity building, educational, on-ground, and other activities with a natural resource management (NRM) and sustainable agriculture focus.

The grants provide opportunities for groups and land managers to access funding for activities that:

  • build the capability of the community to manage land resources
  • create, or support, Connection to Country or promote the exchange of Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • protect Aboriginal sites or objects
  • improve land management practices
  • encourage community participation in sustainable land management
  • contribute to enduring land stewardship
  • build and support small groups with the objective of growing their capacity to deliver land services in their communities
  • increase the resilience and preparedness of communities and their landscapes to adapt and recover to climate stressors.

The program is funded under the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. By investing in local and regional projects we acknowledge the important contribution of local communities in assisting us realise our national, state and regional obligations.

Further Information

Albury office

Andrew Cooper, Senior Land Services Officer - Community Engagement, (02) 6051 2230, andrew.cooper@lls.nsw.gov.au

Rhiannon Caynes, Land Services Officer – Community Engagement, (02) 6051 2232, rhiannon.caynes@llsw.nsw.gov.au

Deniliquin office

Sandy Dellwo, Land Services Officer - Community Engagement, Murray LLS, (03) 5880 1415, sandy.dellwo@lls.nsw.gov.au

Karen Mobourne, Land Services Officer – Aboriginal Communities, Murray LLS, (03) 5880 1410 or 0408 400 719, karen.mobourne@lls.nsw.gov.au

2016/17 round

Group

Location

Project

Description

Albury City Council

Albury

Walking on Sacred Ground

Deliver a series of connection to Country camps and cultural experiences that will educate young Aboriginal people in the area about their strong connection to land with an aim to engage, empower and encourage youth leadership, and pass down Traditional knowledge to the younger generation.

Central Murray Ag

Bunnaloo

Group Capacity building

Deliver a series of community events on a variety of sustainable agriculture topics to capitalise on the existing knowledge and experience of the farming community and provide an informative and enjoyable space for farmers to learn about sustainable agricultural practices.

Corowa Community Gardens

Corowa

Soil and Pest Management for Sustainable Vegetable Gardens

Deliver a series of workshops for community members interested in growing and managing fruit and vegetable crops. The workshops will focus on areas such as best practice composting, engaging local school children in worm farms and integrated pest management.

Corowa District Landcare

Corowa

Adapting to Climate Change

Deliver a series of workshops to educate and build resilience to climate change impacts within the local community. The workshops will be delivered by climate change experts and explore such topics as preparedness and farm planning for extreme climate events, carbon capturing, building rural community resilience and biodiversity impacts.

Corowa District Landcare

Berrigan

Supporting Small Groups/ Communities with Conservation Land Management Workshops

Deliver a series of workshops in some of the smaller communities in the Federation Shire to encourage these local communities to engage further in Landcare activities. The workshops will focus on native pastures and grasses, wetland management, farm planning for flood events and incorporating paddock trees into farming systems.

Cummeragunja LALC

Moama

Connection to Country - Native Garden and Walking Track at the Old School

Construct a native garden and information walking track at the Old School to enhance Connection to Country and display significant moments of Cummeragunja’s history. The community have a strong cultural connection to the site so there will also be an area reserved for quiet reflections during cultural gatherings.

Holbrook Landcare Network

Holbrook

Hay and Silage recycling

Develop a program that provides farmers with a sustainable alternative to burning or burying agricultural plastics. Participants will be provided silage wrap and twine liner collection bags to dispose their agricultural plastic waste products, which will be collected and recycled by a local recycling company.

Holbrook Landcare Network

Holbrook

Soils in Depth

Deliver a series of field days and resource packages to facilitate knowledge sharing and build the collective capacity of the community to identify and manage soil health issues. This will provide local farmers with opportunities to network and take home learnings that will improve the productivity of their farms.

Moama LALC

Moama

Community Engagement

Boost the interaction and understanding between the local Aboriginal community and Murray LLS by providing opportunities for Murray LLS staff to meet community members and present on the organisation’s focus areas through workshops, culturally appropriate forums and office visits. This will provide a basis between the Aboriginal communities and MLLS to further enhance trust and build mutual beneficial relationships between one-a-another for a common purpose and environmental outcomes.

Moama LALC

Moama

Cultural Heritage Management

This pilot project will conduct a cultural heritage desktop audit of the designated travelling stock reserve (TSR) areas within the LALC’s boundaries to identify and map cultural heritage, natural resource management and TSR’s, open dialogue amongst Aboriginal communities and identify future opportunities for Moama LALC to partner with Murray LLS.

National Agricultural Productivity and Reconciliation Ecology Centre (NAPREC)

Deniliquin

Reconciliation Ecology Regional Workshop

Deliver a workshop on reconciliation ecology that brings together and establishes relationships with various local groups and organisations in the natural resource management and agriculture fields. Reconciliation ecology is the concept of nature and human activity co-existing and even providing advantages for the other. The workshop will launch NAPREC and provide opportunities for the group to host future events.

Parklands Albury Wodonga

Albury

Building an App Savvy Citizen Scientists Network

Build a network of community ‘monitors’ through a citizen science app that allows the community to contribute to local flora and fauna data capture. The group will also deliver a series of training days to teach other groups in the area how to use the app. By increasing the number of ‘eyes on the ground’ there is a greater capacity for public land managers to monitor changed conditions and flag new and emerging issues.

Parklands Albury Wodonga

Albury

Building a Murray River Islands Stewards Network

Engage a local Aboriginal works crew to undertake pest plant and animal control on four NSW islands along the Murray River between Lake Hume and Wonga Wetlands. The group will also deliver a series of bush restoration camps for younger community members to engage them in sustainable land management.

Petaurus Education Group Inc

Burrumbuttock

Engaging the next generation in Landcare

Partner with West Hume Landcare to deliver a series of outreach Junior Landcare activities to connect primary school aged children with their local environment. The group will also host a fun, interactive event to engage young adults in Landcare.

Ricegrowers Association of Australia

Moulamein

Murrakool area Bitterns and Snipe Survey

Survey rice crops in the Murrakool region to accurately estimate the populations of Australasian Bitterns and Australian Painted Snipe that are using the habitat provided by these crops. These two species are listed as nationally threatened. The group will also host a community wetland education event to build the skills of the local community in wetland species identification.

Ricegrowers Association of Australia

Deniliquin

Think Big - Rural Women Program

Deliver a 12 week innovation program for rural women to develop and present creative concepts to solving challenges facing the agricultural industry. The program provides training and development opportunities and mentorship by experienced agricultural leaders.

Southern Growers

Finley

Southern Growers Seminar Series

Deliver a seminar series for the local community on topics that are community driven and responsive to the community’s needs. Topics include insurance options, root disease, succession planning, changes to native vegetation laws, spray drift and other emerging issues in the local community.

The Riverina Collective

Deniliquin

Bringing real stories to life

Build a collection of local rural women’s stories and share them through digital podcasts. This will broaden the reach of the group’s events by enabling those who cannot attend to benefit from the speakers stories post event.

Wakool Landholders Association

Barham

The Water Trailer

Build a specially designed model of an irrigation farm to demonstrate different irrigation techniques as well as the water cycle, biodiversity, agricultural science, environmental management and water conservation to local schools and community members.

Walla Walla P&C Association

Walla Walla

Walla Walla Public School Interactive Workshops

Deliver a series of interactive NRM workshops to students and community members from Walla Walla, Holbrook and Culcairn Public Schools. The workshops will be held at Gum Swamp, a culturally and environmentally significant place within the community.

Wamba Wamba LALC

Murray Downs

Connection to Country - Story Telling and Giant Mural

Construct a giant mural with the help of the local community and professional artists that will tell stories of the local culture and history. The LALC will also deliver two cultural painting workshops for the community to create their own interpretation paintings of various cultural stories.

West Berriquin Irrigators

West Berriquin

Birds and Farms Partners for Life

Create nesting spaces for birds, mammals and reptiles over a large number of private properties in the area. This project will engage local community members to construct nesting boxes, providing a fantastic opportunity for the community to work together.

West Hume Landcare

Burrumbuttock

Increasing the capacity of landholders in NRM and land management within the West Hume Landcare area

Partner with other groups in the area to deliver a series of events on sustainable agriculture and natural resource management themes such as weed identification and management, native grass identification, pasture management for livestock and maintaining biodiversity on farms. The events will build the profile of the group within the community, encourage community participation in sustainable land management and improve the mental health of farmers through community connection.

West Hume Landcare

Rand

West Hume Landcare Producer Groups

Establish two sheep producer groups for farmers in the Burrumbuttock and Rand areas, co-ordinated by an experienced facilitator, that meet regularly throughout the year, including visits to leading producers in other regions, to build social capital, increase resilience and improve land management practices.

Western Murray Land Improvement Group

Barham

Promotional Notebook

Develop a promotional notebook for the community that provides information about Landcare and producer groups in the region, summarise key learnings and messages from events and promote future events. The notebook will also provide information about the programs and staff that support the local community in sustainable land management.

Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre

Corowa

Seed Production for Biodiversity

Establish locally rare species and at risk wild populations into a local native seed production area and host a series of seed production workshops and working bees to engage the community in native plant preservation. The events will be delivered in partnership with Corowa District Landcare and aim to teach the community about seed collection and collectively plant 4000 new plants at Redlands Hill Reserve, installing plant species signs to encourage native plant identification.

Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group

Thurgoona

Building Capacity for the Future

Employ a part-time Landcare support officer to build capacity within the group and strengthen the group’s relationship with the local community.

Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group

Thurgoona

Native plants

Encourage local residents to incorporate native plants into their backyards through an education program and community events on the advantages of planting native plants. The group will also provide local residents with up to 20 free plants to address the loss of habitat for local species.

Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group

Thurgoona

Revegetation of Woolshed Creek

Revegetate a valuable but degraded remnant area of floodplain woodland adjacent to the Woolshed creek to maintain and enhance habitat for woodland wildlife. The project will encourage community participation in sustainable land management through tree planting events to build community capacity in appreciating and preserving local woodland and riparian habitats.

2015/16 round

Communities in our Landscape

Group

Location

Project

Description

Reach

Barham Landcare Incorporated

Barham

Native Plant Identification with Community Interaction

Deliver a workshop at the Barham Federation Botanic Reserve on native plant identification and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. This will provide opportunity for the Barham and wider community to increase understanding, appreciation and interaction with the natural environment.

Workshop attended by 31 people

1 flyer and poster

3 media articles

Corowa District Landcare

Corowa

Soil Health from our paddocks to our backyards

Deliver a series of soil health workshops that focus on increasing the skills of farmers in recognising soil deficiencies and imbalances in their paddocks. One workshop will also focus on the benefits of compositing for improved soil health.

4 workshops attended by 70 people

4 flyers

1 newsletter article

1 media article

Corowa District Landcare

Corowa

Woodlands, Fauna and Frogs

Deliver a series of biodiversity workshops that focus on increasing community awareness of woodland environments and build knowledge in practices that minimise biodiversity impacts of on-ground works.

3 workshops attended by over 45 people

2 newsletter articles

Holbrook Landcare Network

Holbrook

Dung Beetles- Who's Who in the Poo!

Collate a dung beetle resource kit and deliver a workshop for landholders to improve dung beetle identification skills and increase awareness of the role of the dung beetle in sustainable land management.

2 workshops attended by 20 people

1 field day attended by 11 people

1 flyer

1 newsletter article

Holbrook Landcare Network

Holbrook

Feed testing

Deliver a feed testing and budget extension service to improve the skills of land managers in developing feed plans for drier than average seasonal conditions.

One on one extension service with 10 local producers

Holbrook Landcare Network

Woomargama

What's living in your back paddock?

Deliver wildlife surveys and monitoring tools within the Woomargama and adjoining areas, including nest boxes, spotlight walks and bird surveys, to engage landholders in identifying wildlife living on their property or backyard.

3 threatened species surveys attended by 27 people

8 nestboxes installed

3 newsletter articles

1 media article

2 flyers

Moulamein Cropping Group

Moulamein

Choosing a Practical Moisture Monitor for Irrigation Scheduling

Conduct a moisture monitor comparison study involving soil sampling and installation of moisture monitors. Results will be shared with interested landholders within the Barham, Moulamein and Murray Downs areas via a field day.

In progress

Mullengandra Landcare Group

Mullengandra

Mully Landcare Group Creekline Erosion Control & Remediation Project

Deliver creek restoration on-ground works, including a community tree planting day, to restore and rehabilitate a stretch of degraded creekline along Sweetwater Creek in Mullengandra.

2 site working bees attended by 19 people

Planted over 550 trees

Parklands Albury Wodonga Ltd

Albury/ Woomargama

Creating habitat for Gliders along the Hume & Hovell corridor

Fabricate, install and record 50 nest boxes to protect threatened species along a section of the Hume and Hovell Track corridor between East Albury and Wymah.

50 nestboxes installed by 32 volunteers

Established a working group to maintain and monitor nestboxes

Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia

Deniliquin

Delivery of the Rice Extension Environmental Champions Program

Deliver components of the Rice Extension Environmental Champions Program to landholders in the Murray Valley. Activities include a rice field day, Farm Business Management workshop for women in farming and two field walks demonstrating legume crop and pasture establishment in rice stubble.

2 field days attended by 366 people

Water management meeting attended by 27 people

1 seminar attended by 14 people

3 flyers

1 media article

Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia

Deniliquin

Improved water management in rice farm systems to increase yields, water use efficiency and on-farm productivity

Deliver an extension program to irrigators and agronomists in the Murray Valley to increase awareness of best management irrigation practices.

Delivered extension program to 35 irrigators

4 newsletter articles

1 factsheet

Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia

West Berriquin

Demonstration Planting for the West Berriquin Vegetation Corridor Project

Restore a local landscape within the West Berriquin area by preparing and direct seeding 1.5 ha of locally native vegetation as a demonstration site.

In progress

Southern Growers Inc

Finley

Southern Growers Seminar Series

Deliver a seminar series within the Finley and Blighty regions. The aim is to address emerging issues relevant to the local agricultural community.

5 seminars attended by over 90 people

2 media articles

1 flyer

Southern Growers Inc

Finley

Grower Farm Study Tour

Deliver a farm study tour for growers within Finley and surrounds that improves knowledge of high and low input, irrigation, dryland and broad acre farming enterprises.

2 day study tour attended by 21 people

1 flyer

Southern Growers Inc

Finley

Women in Agriculture

Deliver an event with expert speakers for rural women within Finley and surrounds that includes various topics to help empower and inspire local women.

Women in Agriculture taster session attended by 65 women

1 flyer

2 media articles

Tumbarumba Beef Group

Tumbarumba

'Super El Nino' and Pasture Management in Beef Grazing Systems in the Tumbarumba region

Deliver a series of drought preparedness workshops to improve the knowledge and skills of Tumbarumba beef producers to adapt to long term climate change and improve their resilience to changes in seasonal conditions.

3 workshops attended by 45 people

Walla Walla P&C Organisation

Walla Walla

Walla Walla Public School NRM Workshops

Deliver a series of NRM workshops to local school students and the community to increase understanding of NRM issues and sustainable land practices. Hands on learning activities will be used to help connect the community with the environment.

2 school workshops attended by 143 students

1 community workshop attended by 100 people

3 newsletter articles

1 flyer

1 media article

West Berriquin Irrigators Inc

Deniliquin

Water and Climate Information Session

Deliver an information session for landholders to improve understanding of water management for long term productivity, including planning for a drier climate.

Information session attended by 126 people

2 media articles

1 newsletter

1 flyer

Wirraminna Environmental Educational Centre

Burrumbuttock

Interpretative Signage for Threatened Ecological Plant Communities

Fabricate and install interpretive signs at the Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre to help connect the community with the environment and increase awareness of sustainable land practices. Plant labels will also be installed to enable visitors to identify suitable plants for their area.

  • 4 large interpretive signs
  • 200 plant labels

Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group

Thurgoona

Capacity Building

Employ a community-based Landcare coordinator to support the group deliver a range of capacity building initiatives that increases the engagement of landholders in the Thurgoona-Wirlinga community.

1 support officer employed

1 newsletter article

5 school working bees attended by 145 students

1 future planning session facilitated

Yanco Creek and Tributaries Advisory Council (YACTAC)

Jerilderie

Understanding Water- Availability and Policies

Deliver water information workshops to educate water users within the area about relevant policies and legislation that inform water regulation, delivery and allocation within the Murrumbidgee and Murray values.

2 workshops attended by 37 people

1 information booklet for participants

Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation

Deniliquin

Artefact and cultural material display area

Develop an educational display area at the Yarkuwa Centre to showcase items relating to local culture and community history. The aim is to engage community members and increase knowledge and capacity to exchange Traditional Ecological Knowledge and NRM concepts.

In progress

Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation

Deniliquin

Deniliquin Fish Park signage

Fabricate and install information panels at the Deniliquin Fish Park to engage community members and increase knowledge in relation to different fish species, their habitats and local stories and traditional language elements.

In progress

Connection to Country

Group

Area

Project

Description

Reach

Albury City Council

Albury

Wagirra Trail Cultural Tour Development

Continue development of the guided cultural walk along the Wagirra Trail. On-ground works, to be undertaken by the Wagirra Project Team, will include planting of bush tucker, traditional medicinal and cultural plants and interpretive signage to promote and educate the community on the cultural significance of the trail.

2 community consultation meetings attended by 16 people

On ground works undertaken by 8 members of the Wagirra Team

Wagirra Team designed own uniforms with help from Aboriginal community members

Albury City Council

Albury

Wiradjuri Campsite Restoration Project

Wagirra Project Team and the local Aboriginal community will restore the culturally significant Wiradjuri Campsite at Wonga Wetlands. The campsite will act as a place where visitors to Wonga Wetlands can appreciate and learn about Wiradjuri culture.

Working bee to tidy campsite attended by 8 members of the Wagirra Team

4 planning sessions attended by 24 local Aboriginal community members

NAIDOC week event held at campsite

Border Flywheelers Club Inc

Barham

Returned Artefacts- Recording the Story

Detailed assessment and recording of Indigenous stone artefacts returned by local landholders. Traditional Owners, archaeologists and historians will be extensively consulted and artefacts returned to Traditional owners. Pamphlets of each artefact’s history will be published to increase understanding and sharing of Aboriginal cultural heritage.

6 on-country visits

10 Aboriginal community members involved in artefact identification

1 ‘keeping place’ installed by 12 volunteers

2 open days attended by over 80 people

Corowa District Landcare

Corowa

Sharing Our Local History

Deliver an information sharing day to encourage people to share their stories about local Aboriginal history. Yorta Yorta Nations and Corowa Historical Society will also develop a brochure on the Aboriginal history of Redlands Hill Flora and Fauna Reserve.

In progress

Cummeragunja LALC

Moama

Connection to County of sharing on economic environmental Aboriginal culture by Possum Skin Cloak

Weekly gathering with the local Aboriginal community and members of Cummeragunja LALC to encourage sharing of cultural knowledge and connection to country using the unique process and skill of possum skin cloak making.

6 workshops attended by 18 people

Cummeragunja LALC

Moama

Connection to County of sharing on economic environmental Aboriginal culture by Weaving

Weekly gathering with the local Aboriginal community and members of Cummeragunja LALC to encourage sharing of cultural knowledge and connection to country using the unique process and skill of weaving.

10 workshops attended by 20 people

Deniliquin LALC

Deniliquin

Kolety Camp 3 Culture & Heritage

Delivery of a cultural camp for local Aboriginal families, including Elders, adults, youth and children, to reconnect and engage with country, culture and cultural practices.

5 day cultural camp attended by over 90 people

1 newsletter article

Deniliquin LALC

Deniliquin

Macauley Street "Clean Up & Revegetation and Fencing"

Engage local unemployed Aboriginal people to clean up, fence and revegetate the Macauley Street gathering place in Deniliquin to provide the community with a location to learn about the local Aboriginal history and share Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

In progress

Deniliquin LALC

Deniliquin

'A Gathering Place'- Macauley Street - Pathways and Signage

Engage local unemployed Aboriginal people to install pathways, signage, seating and shelter at the Macauley Street gathering place to provide the community with a location to learn about the local Aboriginal history and share Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

In progress

Wamba Wamba LALC

Murray Downs

Connection to Country – Sharing Our Culture

Deliver a cultural camp that engages Aboriginal community Elders, youth and children to re-ignite and engage in the cultural history of the community.

2 day cultural camp attended by 80 people

Wamba Wamba LALC

Murray Downs

Connection to Country Day – Sharing Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Deliver a series of workshops to learn traditional cultural practices. These workshops will allow local Aboriginal communities the opportunity to reconnect or engage with country, culture and cultural practices through sharing of Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

5 cultural activities attended by 87 people

Mural and paintings made by participants

2014/15 round

Communities in our Landscape

Group

Project

Description

Reach

Central Murray Ag Group

Promotion of Central Murray Ag through community education

Hosted a sustainable agriculture workshop with guest speakers to introduce the new Central Murray Ag Group to the community

Workshop attended by 60 people

Corowa District Landcare

Sustainable Land Management and Biodiversity Community Workshops

Four community workshops addressing sustainable natural resource management and agriculture issues, including sustainable small property management, noisy miners, mistletoe and khaki weed.

4 workshops attended by 115 people

3 newsletter articles

Corowa District Landcare

Iconic Eucalypts within our Landscapes

Glovebox guide on the region’s local Eucalypts, including information on landscapes, history and management.

2000 copies of Iconic Eucalypts   guide

Launch attended 50 people

Holbrook Landcare Network

Planning for Integrated Silverleaf Nightshade Management

Facilitated a farmer-led discussion group to explore the options for integrated management of Silverleaf nightshade.

2 discussion group sessions

Field day with poster display   attended by 16 people

5 newsletter articles

1 case study published

Mullengandra Landcare

Native Vegetation Direct Seeding Demonstration & Extension Project

Established a direct seeding demonstration site along the Mullengandra Creek to engage and educate the local community on the practical and environmental benefits of direct seeding.

1 demonstration site established

Developed a tool to assist   landholders choose suitable direct seeding methods for their site

Workshop attended by 18 agency   representatives

Mullengandra Landcare

Mullengandra Creek De-Stocking and Remediation Project

Protected and restored the ecological function, resilience and biodiversity of a stretch of Mullengandra Creek through stock removal, revegetation and awareness raising within the community.

Installed 1.3 km of fence, 1   alternative stock watering point and revegetated 4 ha

Community tree planting day   attended by 44 people, planted 2500 tube stock plants

Petaurus Education Group

NSW Murray Region School Support Package Printing and Distribution

Provided schools across the region with a range of NRM and agricultural education resources to increase community engagement and participation in sustainable NRM.

500 resource packages distributed

Promotional display at Henty MFD

Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia

Vegetation corridor planning for the West Berriquin Irrigation district

Reintroduced native vegetation and habitat corridors across multiple properties to offset the vegetation clearing from a recent irrigation upgrade project.

3 project meetings attended by 78   interested participants

Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia

Professional Development Workshop for young and new participants in the rice production systems of the NSW Murray Valley

Professional workshop delivered to young and new participants of RGA covering farm business management, NRM and innovative approaches in irrigated production systems.

Workshop attended by 30 people

Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia

Environmental Champions Program Delivery Project

Provided members of RGA with best management practice information through field days, newsletters and fact sheets and the promotion of an international study tour for the young growers in the region.

6 rice grower meetings attended by   177 people

Helped organise the Wildlife on   Farms Day attended by 25 people

2 conference/ workshop   presentations attended by 110 people

Riverine Plains Inc.

Promoting Greenseeker  technology to support on-farm nutrient management

Provided local farmers with access to new technology that improves the efficiency of Nitrogen application in cropping systems, increasing long term returns through better management of the natural resource base.

2 Greenseeker units purchased for   members to loan

Field day attended by 40 people

Southern Growers Inc.

Understanding Soil Moisture Monitoring

Interactive field day for local growers to increase awareness of moisture monitoring and automation technology for irrigation to improve water use efficiency, maximise investment and simplify management across their farming enterprise.

Field day attended by 150 people

2 media articles

Southern Growers Inc.

Southern Growers Seminar Series

Evening seminar series on best management agricultural practices that not only provided participants with best practice knowledge but also allowed Southern Growers to be responsive to their rural community’s needs.

1 seminar and 2 workshops attended   by 167 people

2 media articles

Southern Growers Inc.

Southern Growers Young Growers Study Tour

Study tour of broad acre irrigation and dryland farming systems that developed the knowledge, leadership, networks and capacity of young growers to progress their farming enterprises.

3 day study tour attended by 25   young farmers

Tumbarumba Shire Council (on behalf of Mountain Landcare)

Tumbarumba Police Paddock Stage 1

Restored the historically, culturally and environmentally significant Police Paddock in Tumbarumba as a central recreation hub for the community.

Working bee attended by 18 people

Paddock open day attended by 22 people

3 ha weeds removed

Western Murray Land Improvement Group

WMLIG Capacity Building with Evaluation Resources

Purchased resources that improved the capacity of WMLIG to assess the needs of the community. This has allowed WMLIG to tailor their current delivery programs to better address these needs.

Purchased evaluation resources for community groups to loan, including   a laptop, evaluation clockers and data projector and PA systems

Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre

WEEC Information Package

Detailed promotional brochure for Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre which provides visitors access to up-to-date site maps and information while also allowing them to reflect on the development of the centre over the past 20 years. Another brochure featuring a self-guided walk through the centre to increase engagement and capacity of the local community to care for the environment.

5000 copies of promotional brochure

100 copies of self-guided walk

Launch attended by 80 people

Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group

Membership Drive

Hosted a range of activities that increased the capacity of the group to build a membership base and engage the peri urban community in environmental management.

WTLG website updated improve   usability

2 seminars attended by 22 people

1 wildlife survey night attended by   40 people

1 WTLG promotional flyer

Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group

Native Plants for Urban Yards

A local native flora database for the local community that will encourage landholders to attract biodiversity back to their properties and increase the restoration and rehabilitation of the local native environment.

Flora database developed

4000 native plants distributed to   landholders

1 newsletter article

Yanco Creek and Tributaries Advisory Council (YACTAC)

Cropping and Grazing for a changing climate

Hosted a workshop series to increase the understanding of improved pastures and sowing techniques to enhance production levels.

2 workshops attended by 25 people

Connection to Country

Group

Project

Description

Reach

Border Flywheelers Club Inc

Cultural Heritage Artefact and Interpretive Display

Provided secure, public display cabinets with interpretive information about locally sourced and selected Indigenous artefacts. Local Indigenous people were employed to provide contribution to the interpretive information, including information on preserving indigenous artefacts in production systems.

2 Steel lockable map cabinets made locally

Moama LALC, Barapa people and local Aboriginal descendants provided   approvals, guidance, support and provision of cultural knowledge

Border Flywheelers Club Inc

Indigenous Cultural Heritage Storage Facility 'Keeping Place'

Provided a secure, public storage facility for locally sourced Indigenous artefacts donated by the local community. An inventory list of items held in the storage facility was also developed, outlining source location maps and information, donation recognition, and archaeological and historical Indigenous knowledge. This will allow locally fragmented cultural heritage information to be compiled over time.

The artefacts are on loan from the Moama LALC and recorded on the   Moama LALC Accession Register

A complete data set including photos has been provided to Moama LALC   for inclusion into their Accessions Register

Albury City Council

Learn to Burn

The Rural Fire Service delivered training to the Albury City Council Wagirra Trail Project Team and other interested members of the Albury and district Aboriginal community.

In progress

Albury City Council

Indigenous Fire Workshop

Funded the Albury City Council Wagirra Trail Project Team to attend a traditional cultural burning workshop in Orange. The knowledge and accreditation they gained will help the team to develop a similar course to suit Wiradjuri country.

2 day traditional fire workshop   attended by 42 people

Strong relationship built between   the Albury and Orange Aboriginal communities and the Rural Fire Service

Deniliquin Local Aboriginal Land Council

Kolety Camp 2 Cultural and Heritage

Hosted a culture camp to provide opportunities for Aboriginal families to engage with Country and improve cultural and environmental wellbeing.

5 day culture camp attended by 214 people

Mullengandra Landcare Group

Mullengandra Creek De-Stocking and Remediation Project

Local Indigenous works crew employed to undertake stock removal and remediation works along a stretch of Mullengandra Creek.

3 Indigenous workers from Yirri   Gaelin to undertake on-ground works

On-the-job training provided to   workers by industry experts

Petaurus Education Group

Tools, Totems & Tucker Central Western MLLS

Delivered an educational workshop series to bring Aboriginal cultural education to schools from the western sectors of the MLLS region.

3 workshops attended by 55 school   students

Petaurus Education Group

Tools, Totems & Tucker Central Eastern MLLS

Delivered an educational workshop series to bring Aboriginal cultural education to schools from the eastern sectors of the MLLS region.

3 workshops attended by 90 school   students

Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation

Aboriginal Site Awareness Training

Funded the Centre’s Environmental Work team and members of the Deniliquin Indigenous community to attend Cultural Site Awareness training.

4 Staff and 6 community members   attended a 2 day training course

Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation

Deniliquin Fish Park Project

An Aboriginal environmental work team were employed to assist with the redevelopment of Brown Park, part of the Deniliquin Lagoon system, as a fishing site.

6 Indigenous workers crew employed   to complete on-ground works, including tube stock planting