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Our purpose

Landcare Victoria Inc. is the independent, representative body for landcare in Victoria. We work for increased recognition, resourcing and support for resilient and productive landscapes and communities.

Landcare Victoria Inc. is the state peak body for Landcare whose purposes include:

  • Encouraging and facilitating community-based, cooperative, multi-disciplinary approaches to caring for the land, by groups of like-minded people, using Landcare or similar purposes for Member Groups
  • Providing a strong voice on behalf of Landcare in Victoria
  • Promoting sustainable land and water management practices which balance economics and ecology as well as productivity and resource protection

 The following activities support these purposes:

  • Supporting the formation and operation of autonomous, self-reliant voluntary groups and networks of groups to undertake action on a local, regional and state wide basis
  • Advising on the formation of new groups and the on-going management of existing groups
  • Providing an overarching legal structure, through which Member Groups can operate their local branches with efficiency
  • Offering services and support to groups including but not limited to incorporation, insurance and management matters
  • Disseminating relevant information to groups
  • Offering training and up-skilling opportunities to paid staff, executive and general group members
  • Providing professional services to paid staff, in either a group, Network or agency setting
  • Participating actively in policy development matters which pertain to the sector and to represent the sector in relation to these matters in an apolitical manner
  • Communicating the sectors actions and achievements
  • Representing Victoria at the national peak body for landcare and other organisations
  • Forming strategic alliances with other relevant public/government, private and community organisations as applicable
  • Supporting the ongoing education of the community with regard to the issues pertaining to land and water and biodiversity management

 

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LVI Forum: People, Partnerships and Produce 25-27 October 2019 - One week to go!
Next week is the fourteenth Regional Landcare Victoria Inc. Forum near Trafalgar on 25th – 27th October and we’d love for you to join us. All landcare members, volunteers, professionals and partners welcome! The spectacular program highlights the “People, Produce & Partnerships” that make for vibrant communities, click into news item for a detailed agenda and to register, we look forward to seeing you there!

Not-for-profit law - Upcoming training webinars - October/November 2019
Justice Connect Not-for-profit-law run training webinars on a range of common legal issues faced by community organisations and individuals within them. Upcoming topics in late October and November include: “Auspicing for Not-for-profits”, “Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status - what it is and how to apply”, "Employment Law for Not-for-profits" and “Financial Reporting for Not-for-profits”. Click into news item for further details, to register and/or to view a further list of topics available anytime via Webinars on Demand.

Community-led deer monitoring via DeerScan
A new feature of the popular Centre for Invasive Species Solutions FeralScan digital community surveillance program, DeerScan, has had more than 1,700 sightings reported in its first 6 months of use, helping to inform biosecurity agencies and community groups where to prioritise management action. Click into the news item for further information and details for how to set up your Landcare Group within the program.

Communities Environment Program Grant Applications - Closing Date Extended to 17 October 2019!
Due to the high volume of nominations received in the past week, the closing date for applications for the Communities Environment Program has been extended. Applications for this program are via invitation from your local MP’s office only, if LVI sponsorship is required please contact the LVI office regarding your group’s application. Click into news item for further details.

Victorian Volunteer Strategy Survey - Open until 24 November 2019
The Victorian Government has committed to develop and implement a Volunteer Strategy to support and enhance volunteerism in Victoria. Have your say - as community members, volunteers, leaders and managers of volunteers or community organisations! Click into news item for further details.