Action Planning for the Mid Hunter LLC

Stakeholder input into the Landcare Coordinator Initiative in the Mid Hunter

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Action Planning for the Mid Hunter LLC

Stakeholder input into the Landcare Coordinator Initiative in the Mid Hunter

The issue

The purpose of this event is to seek grass roots input on how to make the best use of the Local Landcare Coordinator in Mid Hunter Region. Given the broad geographical range of this newly defined region, the 3 different LGAs and the separate stakeholder service delivery zones, capturing input and delivering appropriate, equitable services has proven challenging. It was decided to hold an event engaging stakeholder input into the LLC Action Plan at a central place, incorporate a guest speaker to present on a matter of common interest, and invite the politicians.

The solution

Guest Speaker Noel Jupp of Riverdene Nursery was invited to present on "Lesser known native plant species in the Central Hunter Valley". Following this, the Federal Member for Hunter and shadow minister for Agriculture and Rural and Regional Australia, the Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP held the floor in conversation with local Landcarer's. After lunch, the group was able to provide specific input into the development of the LLC Action Plan, so that the Local Landcare Coordinator in the Mid Hunter is guided in doing what is most useful to the community.

The impact

18 stakeholders attended the planning day, from 10 different organisations. Of these 15 people were volunteers from local Landcare groups. Through engaging local volunteers, the NSW Landcare LLC Action Planning process is linked with the end users of the Initiative and the stakeholder organisations. The event also enables add-ons such as invitations for local members and guest speakers, as well as networking opportunities. It is expected that this will become an annual event aligned with LLC action plan reporting.

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Key facts

  • Community Engagement
  • Action Planning
  • Service Delivery
  • Networking
  • Advocacy

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