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February 15, 2015

Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper

The Australian Government is asking everyone in agriculture to have their say on a range of new proposals and policy suggestions. Have your say on the agricultural competitiveness green paper by clicking here.

Welcome to our new board members!

QWaLC welcomes two new board members, Geoff Elliot representing Queensland Murray Darling and Michelle Hanrahan from the Fitzroy region. Geoff and Michelle have been appointed to fill casual vacancies in their regions. We would also like to thank our departing board members Sue Ferguson, Karen Tully and Rhonda Sorensen for all the time and effort they contributed during their time with QWaLC. Finally, we would like to thanks everyone how joined us for the Annual General Meeting in Caloundra.

Insurance Update

Thanks to the ongoing support of the Department of Natural Resources and Mines we have once again been able to renew our three insurance policies with Aon Insurance. By offering this coverage to Natural Resource Management group we are able to ensure the great work of thousands of volunteers across Queensland can continue. We will be emailing all groups their certificates within the next two weeks. In the mean time, all your group activities are covered by the new policies. If you have any queries please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

New Green Army project round now open

Applications are now open for Round 3 of the Green Army Programme. If you are a community organisation, environment group, Indigenous organisation or local council we encourage you to apply for projects in your region.

Key dates

Round 3 applications open 12 February 2015
Round 3 applications close 17 March 2015 at 2pm AEDT (Canberra time)

What projects are eligible?

Projects must have a clear environment or heritage conservation focus and offer participants valuable practical experience, while supporting a safe work environment. Projects will be guided by local community needs and contribute to Australia’s national and international environmental priorities and obligations. A full list of eligible activities is provided in the Green Army Round 3 Project Guidelines 2015-16. To be eligible for this round, one project must be ready to commence between 1 June 2015 and 30 June 2016. Applicants who were unsuccessful through previous rounds may re-apply under this round.

While it is encouraged that potential applicants discuss their project ideas with one or more of the appointed Service Providers, applicants are welcome to apply even if they are not working with or consulting a Service Provider.

Submitting an application

Step 1: Read the Guidelines available at www.environment.gov.au/green-army
Step 2: Complete the online application form addressing each of the selection criteria in the relevant fields. Please note a separate form must be downloaded for each application. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can request a hard copy application form by calling the Green Army hotline on 1800 780 730.
Step 3: Submit your application by the closing date and ensure you keep a copy for your records. Additional information provided by the applicant but not requested in the application form will not be assessed.

Want more information?

Call the Green army hotline on 1800 780 730
Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Visit www.environment.gov.au/green-army

Round 2 approved projects

An announcement about the results of Round 2 will be made in coming days.

REMINDER – GREEN ARMY INFORMATION SESSION INVITATION

 

RSVP DATE EXTENDED TO 06 FEBRUARY

 

Community information sessions on the Green Army Programme will be held in each state and territory during February 2015.

Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with representatives from the Australian Government Department of the Environment about the Programme. Those interested in becoming a project sponsor or participant are welcome to attend.

Please register your attendance by sending an RSVP to:

GreenArmy@environment.gov.au by 06 February.

Brisbane Monday 16 February, 9:00am – 11:00am, Mercure, 85-87 North Quay

Cairns Tuesday 17 February, 9:00am – 11:00am, Mercure Cairns Harbourside, 209-217 The Esplanade

 The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment has annouced a major step forward for the 20 Million Trees Programme, the Australian Government today released a Request for Tender, seeking one or more service providers to undertake large scale revegetation projects across Australia. The Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme is a key election commitment, providing $50 million over four years to deliver tree planting projects across the country.

Read the full article here.

Everyone’s Environment Grants – Round Three Announcement

We are happy to advise that the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection has announced the round three recipients. The list of successful recipients is available on the EHP website and can be accessed here:  http://www.qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/funding/everyones/.

Thank you once again for your valuable participation in this process.

New Green Army project round now open

Applications are now open for Round 3 of the Green Army Programme. If you are a community organisation, environment group, Indigenous organisation or local council we encourage you to apply for projects in your region.

Key dates

Round 3 applications open 12 February 2015
Round 3 applications close 17 March 2015 at 2pm AEDT (Canberra time)

What projects are eligible?

Projects must have a clear environment or heritage conservation focus and offer participants valuable practical experience, while supporting a safe work environment. Projects will be guided by local community needs and contribute to Australia’s national and international environmental priorities and obligations. A full list of eligible activities is provided in the Green Army Round 3 Project Guidelines 2015-16. To be eligible for this round, one project must be ready to commence between 1 June 2015 and 30 June 2016. Applicants who were unsuccessful through previous rounds may re-apply under this round.

While it is encouraged that potential applicants discuss their project ideas with one or more of the appointed Service Providers, applicants are welcome to apply even if they are not working with or consulting a Service Provider.

Submitting an application

Step 1: Read the Guidelines available at www.environment.gov.au/green-army
Step 2: Complete the online application form addressing each of the selection criteria in the relevant fields. Please note a separate form must be downloaded for each application. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can request a hard copy application form by calling the Green Army hotline on 1800 780 730.
Step 3: Submit your application by the closing date and ensure you keep a copy for your records. Additional information provided by the applicant but not requested in the application form will not be assessed.

Want more information?

Call the Green army hotline on 1800 780 730
Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Visit www.environment.gov.au/green-army

Round 2 approved projects

An announcement about the results of Round 2 will be made in coming days.

Queensland Water and Land Carers (QWaLC) is the peak body for natural resource management (NRM) volunteers. QWaLC’s roles include representation, advocacy, promotion, networking and insurance administration. QWaLC’s board includes representatives from each of Queensland’s regions. Our membership consists of over 300 groups and 29,000 individuals.

September 12, 2012

New Landcare L.I.F.E. video

For more information visit the Landcare L.I.F.E website.

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