Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is urging
locals to take the time to nominate those people working hard protecting
the environment and delivering more sustainable agriculture in the region for
the 2017 State Landcare Awards.
Ms Price said local Landcare groups and volunteers
deserved to be recognised for their passion and commitment.
“Landcare is an important part of the Australian
Government’s billion dollar plus investment in improving the condition of our
natural resources including soil health,” Ms Price said.
“As a result it is vital we acknowledge those
individuals, partnerships and organisations that are carrying out this
“I advocated hard for a further round of funding
for this program in the Federal Budget, and I am pleased to see we have been
successful in retaining the program”.
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister,
Luke Hartsuyker said Landcare Australia has more than 6000 groups and more than
“As we head into National Volunteer Week, these
awards are not only a timely reminder to encourage people to get involved in
their local community but also an opportunity to acknowledge the many
significant environmental and agricultural outcomes being achieved,” Mr
“We can’t have a sustainable agricultural industry
without looking after its productive base - soil management, weed, pest and
disease management, water management and biodiversity.
“Agriculture relies heavily on the health of the
natural environment and the Australian Government is proud to acknowledge those
dedicated to protecting it for future generations.”
This year there are nine categories in the state
and territory Landcare awards including sustainable
farming, indigenous land management, young land carers, coast care and
Details and nomination forms can be
found at: landcareaustralia.org.au/landcare-awards/
Nominations for the awards close on the
26th June 2017.