Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative - The Murray Region Approach

Murray Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative Joint Working Group

In September 2015, NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair announced a $15 million, four-year Landcare Support Program that proposed a network of locally-based coordinators and a centralised support team to increase the effectiveness of the Landcare network. 

Then in 2019 the NSW Landcare Program continued the funding to support state, regional and local investment empowering people to take action on local problems and deliver outcomes across local and regional issues. 

A partnership between Landcare NSW (LNSW) and Local Land Services delivered the original initiative and the current programs.

The Petaurus Education Group Inc. (PEG) is one organisations successful in the Murray Region to host a part-time Local Landcare Co-ordinator. to support Landcare and volunteer groups.  Paula Sheehan started in March 2016. She works closely with local groups in the Eastern Murray - Great Albury region.

The Local Landcare Coordinators (0.5FTE) will

  • work with their host organisations and networks to provide support and deliver programs to build capacity and connections within local communities to produce on ground change.
  • help increase the capacity of their organisation to increase community engagement and provide support to more groups and landholders; and to help improve the financial sustainability of Landcare.


Some Groups supported by the Petaurus Local Landcare Co-ordinator (LLC) are

  • Bungowannah/Splitters Creek Landcare Group
  • Friends of Nail Can Hill
  • West Hume Landcare
  • Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre
  • Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group 

Other Local Landcare Co-ordinator host organisations in the Murray Regions are:

Local Landcare Co-ordinator

Corowa District Landcare Inc. (Corowa)

Regional and Local
Landcare Co-ordinator

Holbrook Landcare Network (Holbrook)

Local Landcare Co-ordinator

Rice Growers' Association of Australia (Deniliquin)

Local Landcare Co-ordinator

Western Murray Land Improvement Group (Barham)

Cultural mentor

Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre (Deniliquin)