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May 21, 2018

National Landcare Conference registrations now open

Registrations Open

Registrations are now open for the 2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards, to be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10-12 October 2018.

Themed ‘Landcare – Building a Better Tomorrow’, the 2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards is your opportunity to contribute to, engage with, and learn from your community and peers.
Held over three exciting days, the event will deliver an engaging program with keynote speakers, informative presentations, social events, and educational field trips within close proximity to Brisbane’s CBD.
Recognising the hard work and innovation of the Landcare community, the Landcare Awards gala dinner is a chance to let your hair down and celebrate the achievements of peers with the announcement of the National Landcare category winners and the People’s Choice Award winner.
We officially welcome you to join us for what promises to be the leading, knowledge-sharing event for the Landcare movement in 2018.

May 7, 2018

National Landcare Conference abstract submissions open

Share your Landcare story at the
2018 National Landcare Conference
Landcare Australia and The National Landcare Network are proud to host the 2018 National Landcare Conference on 10-12 October at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.If you have a story that showcases the Landcare approach to natural resource management or sustainable agriculture, we invite you to submit an abstract.

With the theme ‘Landcare – Building a Better Tomorrow’, we are seeking presentations that fit the following stream topics:
Sustainable agriculture – innovation and conservation in a changing landscape
Community in action – grassroots with a purpose
Partnerships – collaboration for successful outcomes
Environment – improving and protecting our natural assets
Whether you’re a farmer, volunteer, Landcare group, natural resource management organisation, primary industry representative, environmentalist, and conservationist, academic, or researcher, we encourage all Landcarers who have something valuable to share to submit an abstract today.

Poster Presentations
We are also offering conference participants the opportunity to contribute to our poster exhibit which illustrates outcomes and lessons learned from Landcare or national resource management projects. If you have a poster which you would like to display at the conference, we also invite you to submit an abstract.
By contributing to the conference, whether it be a presentation or poster exhibit, you’ll be helping to create an engaging program for all involved, while building a better tomorrow.
For more information on the conference streams, click on the link below.
http://nationallandcareconference.org.au/program/
Submissions close 27 June 2018

April 9, 2018

Win 2 tickets to the National Landcare Conference and Awards in Brisbane

To ensure that we deliver a 2018 National Landcare Conference that’s focused on what you as Land and Water carers consider relevant and important, we are reaching out to you to assist us in coming up with a theme for the 2018 National Landcare Conference to be held in Brisbane on 10 – 12 October.

By simply submitting your theme idea by 11.59pm on Sunday, 15 April, you’ll automatically go into the draw to win a complimentary 2-day conference pass to attend any sessions of your choosing. Your pass – valued at $600 – also includes entry to the Welcome Reception on 10 October, and the National Landcare Awards gala dinner, held on 11 October.

We are seeking themes that are forward thinking, short and sharp, engaging, and inclusive of all that Landcare represents.

Get creative and help guide the direction of our next conference.

Click here to submit your theme idea now.

WIN a complimentary 2-day pass to the
2018 National Landcare Conference and Awards

 

March 27, 2018

National Landcare Conference and Landcare Awards 2018

March 23, 2018

Have a bright idea apply for a grant

Applications open for the Energex-Ergon Community Fund
A total of $100,000 in funding will be provided across the state to not-for-profit community groups and organisations whose projects need a helping hand.

Grants from $200 to $5,000 are available for eligible projects.

Applications close 5:00pm Monday, 26 March 2018. For more information and to apply please visit your energy provider’s website: Ergon or Energex.

March 17, 2018

QWaLC Insurance Coverage for Member Groups 2018

To all the groups who have completed the survey, your new certificates of currency have been emailed to you.
As you know this survey is an important part of the life of QWaLC members and provides essential information to us that is used to negotiate better insurance premiums and cover as well as provide a valuable insight into many aspects of member group activities.

Insurance coverage for member groups will be current for the period 1st April 2018 until 31st March 2019
I encourage you to look at the policy wording available from our website as well as the other resources that are available.It’s that time of the year again.
Thanks to all our members who have spent time and completed the survey for this year. Some great detailed responses have been provided.
Our annual membership and insurance survey was distributed via email on the 2nd Feb 18.
If you haven’t completed the survey yet you must use the link provided in the email or contact Darryl.

 

February 19, 2018

Environment Small Grants closed

https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/National-Landcare-Program-Environment-Small-Grants

National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants are now open and close 19th March 2018.
The program will provide a total of up to $5 million in grants in 2017-18 to community, environment, and other groups to undertake eligible natural resource management activities that improve the quality of the local environment. The program will support projects that address the following National Landcare Program objective:

  • to protect and conserve Australia’s water, plants and animals and the ecosystems in which they live and interact, in partnership with local communities.

The intended outcomes of the program are an:

  • increase in the protection, rehabilitation and restoration of environmental assets
  • increase in the natural resource management community delivering biodiversity and natural resources practice.

January 22, 2018

QWaLC Member and Insurance Survey 2018 (closed)

Thanks to all our members who have spent time and completed the survey for this year. Some great detailed responses that have provided a significant increase in the information we can use to inform the many decision makers about the value of our contributions.

Our annual membership and insurance survey was distributed via email on the 2nd Feb 18.
If you haven’t completed the survey yet you must use the link provided in the email.
Once the email survey is completed new certificates of currency will be able to be issued in late March.

As you know this survey is an important part of the life of QWaLC members and provides essential information to us that is used to negotiate better insurance premiums and cover as well as provide a valuable insight into many aspects of member group activities.

Insurance coverage for member groups will then be current for the period 1st April 2018 until 31st March 2019

January 12, 2018

Latest National Landcare Network newsletter

Please find a link to the December issue of the Fairywren, the newsletter of the National Landcare Network.

NLN Newsletter Dec 2017

December 13, 2017

20 million trees round three

20 Million Trees Competitive Grants Round Three

Congratulations to all the successful applicants.
HQ Plantations Pty Ltd, Private Forestry Service Queensland, Bundaberg Regional Council, City of Gold Coast, Ngarang-Wal Gold Coast Aboriginal Association, Gympie Regional Council, Diane Lucas, Ngyangabarra Traditional Aboriginal Corp, Brettacorp Inc., and Noosa & District Landcare Group.
187,425 trees and $939,997.00
This Round was the third, and final, competitive grant round of the 20 Million Trees Program.
Grant funding of $4 million was approved for 52 projects. Round Three will deliver 1,220,851 million native trees towards the 20 million trees target.
The Australian Government sought applications from eligible groups or individuals interested in undertaking a tree planting project as part of the 20 Million Trees Program. Applications were sought for projects seeking funding between $20,000 and $100,000 (GST exclusive)
http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/20-million-trees

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