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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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