How can we work together grow and protect the North West? Share your ideas!

The Australian Government is investing more than $1 billion in the next phase of the National Landcare Program – NLP2 – and we’re looking for your input so we can support great projects across the North West Local Land Services (NW LLS) area.

The investment will include a range of measures to support natural resource management and sustainable agriculture, and to protect Australia’s biodiversity.

With its investment in the next phase of the National Landcare Program, the Australian Government aims to work in partnership with governments, industry, communities and individuals to protect and conserve Australia’s water, soil, plants, animals and ecosystems, as well as support the productive and sustainable use of these valuable resources.

The National Landcare Program has five proposed program outcomes:

1. Increase the protection, rehabilitation and restoration of environmental assets

2. Increase in the Natural Resource Management community delivering biodiversity and natural resources practices

3. Increased awareness and the adoption of land management practices that improve and protect the condition of soil, biodiversity and vegetation

4. Support for the eradication of Red Imported Fire Ants and the establishment of a Centre for Invasive Species Solutions research institute

5. Agricultural systems have a capacity to adapt to significant changes in climate, weather and markets.

Closing dates are fast approaching, and we encourage you to apply:

Smart Farms Small Grants - closing 9 December

Smart Farms Partnerships – closing 21 December

Regional Land Partnerships – closing date to be advised

NW LLS appreciate your ideas, input and local knowledge in helping to grow, protect and connect locals to sustainable futures.

Please help us to understand your priorities and how we can work together, by filling in the following survey.

Thanks for your time, and we look forward to achieving some great outcomes in the North West!

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* 1. Please tell us who you're representing:

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* 2. If you’re a group / partnership / commercial entity representative, please name your group or business:

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* 3. Where are you based?

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* 4. Which NLP2 funding are you interested in working with North West Local Land Services (NW LLS) on?

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* 5. What do you think are the main priorities for your part of the world?

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* 6. Which of these priorities align with the Smart Farms outcomes?

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* 7. What is the scale of these priorities?

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* 8. How would you like to work with NW LLS to make a change? (In the past we have worked on projects including on ground works, tree planting, and capacity building – we’re always happy to hear new, innovative ideas though!)

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* 9. How would you like to partner with NW LLS in NLP2 funding bids? (could include in kind support, small grants for example)

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* 10. What has NW LLS done well in the past?

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* 11. How can we improve on the delivery of these types of programs?

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* 12. Thanks for sharing your ideas! Please share your info with us so we can chat about the NLP2 down the track. Please include your name and business hours contact phone number, email or snail mail - whatever works for you!