Government partners

ACT Government - Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate

The ACT Government Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate is responsible for ACT planning with a strong commitment to developing policy on climate change and protecting the environment. It works closely with other jurisdictions.

The Directorate manages some of the best example of woodland and grassland communities in Australia. It undertakes research and on-ground projects to preserve and restore these ecosystems to their pre-European state. It has reintroduced some species into the ACT such as bettongs and tiger quolls. In natural resource management, the Conservator for Fauna and Flora released the first Biodiversity Research and Monitoring Program, which sets out the ACT Government’s biodiversity research and monitoring priorities to support effective management and conservation of the ACT’s flora, fauna and ecosystems. Through the ACT Aboriginal Natural Resource Management Facilitator the Directorate works with the Indigenous community, with a focus on young Indigenous men, particularly those in prison, to encourage a love of Country through working on the land in traditional ways.

The Directorate supports K2C objectives and targets in which it has actively participated. It has contributed to the Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach Project.

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Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH)

The New South Wales Office of OEH is a division of the NSW Government and is responsible for the care and protection of the environment and heritage, which includes the natural environment, Aboriginal country, culture and heritage, and built heritage in NSW. OEH also manages national parks and reserves. Created on 4 Apr 2011, it replaced NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, K2C’s initial partner. OEH stresses ‘working with the community’.

OEH works in all K2C target areas in the K2C region and has since its inception played an active role in K2C’s governance programs and strategies. Importantly it establishes and maintains covenant agreements, wildlife refuges and property registration with properties owners who enter into agreements with them in K2C area. It provides technical advice and other services (biodiversity research, site assessments, reports and mapping); and advises K2C on Government policy development that may impact on K2C activity.

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South East Local Land Services

Local Land Services (LLS), launched in January 2014, delivers quality, customer-focussed services to farmers, landholders and the community across rural and regional New South Wales. It brings together agricultural production advice, biosecurity, natural resource management and emergency management into a single organisation.

Importantly, LLS has a local focus. It is run by local people, employs local people like vets, rangers, livestock, agronomy and natural resource management advisors, and focuses on local issues and delivery of quality services in your region. The Chair of the LLS Board of Chairs, which is responsible for the performance of the organisation across NSW. Across the 11 regions boards are responsible for the day-to-day operations of Local Land Services and setting the strategic direction to achieve local and State priorities.

South East LLS covers a region that largely coincides with the K2C region. The creation of LLS resulted from the merger of previous Catchment Management Authorities and Animal Pest and Health Authority. With the creation of LLS, two previous K2C partners, the Murrumbidgee and Southern Rivers CMAs merged.

Within the K2C areas, the South East LLS  works with K2C to enhance corridor protection within the various river systems, shares information on vegetation with other K2C partners, delivers on-ground works to enhance natural resource management; and facilitates the delivery of landholder training and education programs.

Many of K2C projects have been funded by LLS and its antecedent organisations.

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