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$273,480 for Liverpool Plains Landcare project



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John Anderson MP Federal Member for Gwydir Electorate.

Monday, 18 December 2006

Quirindi Creek Catchment Committee will receive $273,480 in funding for a project under the Community Support component of the National Landcare Programme, Federal Member for Gwydir, John Anderson, said today. The funding will be used in

planning and works for productive and sustainable properties in the Liverpool Plains catchment. The project will increase awareness of natural resource management issues and encourage landholders and landcare groups in the catchment to take up Property Management/Sub-catchment Planning and sustainable agriculture practices.

“This Landcare project will help improve the productive and environmental value of our landscape for the long term,” Mr Anderson said. “Farmers know that sustainable farming is based on a healthy environment, and that’s made farmers, through Landcare, our most practical, hands-on, environmentalists. “Around 75 percent of farmers and land managers are involved in Landcare activities or benefit from knowledge acquired through the movement. “Increasingly, Landcare groups are also attracting string support from the wider community and this has added to the movement’s well deserved reputation for being at the forefront of efforts to implement sustainable natural resource management practices. The Community Support projects are funded from the Government’s National Landcare Programme, with matching contributions, in cash or kind, from community groups and other organisations.

$273,480 for Liverpool Plains Landcare Project