A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare


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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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Landcare remembers Bob Hawke
Vale The Hon. Bob Hawke AC. "When the earth is spoiled, humanity and all living things are diminished. We have taken too much from the earth and given back too little. It's time to say enough is enough. Today's announcements won't solve everything. But with the right mix of political commitment and community support we can ensure that our country is simply the best in the world. This is our country, our future." - Bob Hawke launching the ‘Decade of Landcare’, 20 July 1989. Landcare Victoria Inc. endorses the memorial statements from Landcare Australia and the National Landcare Network, acknowledging the vision of the late Bob Hawke for committing the Australian Government to support ‘Landcare’.

Join us for "Living up to our Name: Landcare Partnership & Collaboration" workshop
To be held following our LVI AGM, you are invited to attend the afternoon workshop or the full day. Wednesday 29 May 2019 at Monash University Law Chambers, Level 2, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne. Please rsvp for catering purposes. Click into news item for full event details.

NFP Law - Upcoming Webinar - 21 May 2019
Topic: Protecting your volunteers and organisation from unlawful workplace behaviours Click into news item for further information and/or to register.

Bolstering the refuges - Biolinks Alliance 2019 Symposium - Friday 24 May 2019, Euroa
This Symposium is a chance to hear from, and talk with, top-notch ecologists, who will be considering the importance of remnant habitats and how to restore their functionality and resilience, with the central Victorian situation in mind. Click into news item for further speaker details, event information and/or to register.

Communities in Control Conference 2019 - Renewing and remaking communities - 20-21 May 2019
Communities in Control is an annual gathering of community sector workers, volunteers and supporters, each year bringing together a stellar list of speakers and more than 1000 delegates to listen, debate, network, exchange tips and strategies. Click into news item for further information and/or to register.