The Australian Government today announced that it will be delivering 195 projects to regional and local communities under its $450 million Regional Land Partnerships program.
The Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin MP, said the announcement underlined the Government’s commitment to the region which will benefit from the important on-ground work that will be delivered under the program.
“The Regional Land Partnerships is a vital cog of the Government’s $1 billion investment under Phase 2 of its National Landcare Program.
“Under the Regional Land Partnerships, the Government has committed $450 million over five years to help deliver local and regional-scale projects that support environmental and sustainable agriculture outcomes across the country.
“So far, we have locked in $414 million through this initiative to support regional and local projects help us meet the needs of our local communities and deliver on our national priorities and international obligations.
In our region, the South East Natural Resources Management Board will deliver outcomes to support Agricultural systems adapt to changes in climate and markets as well as continue the ‘Communities helping Cockies’ program to improve the trajectory of the nationally endangered South-Eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. The South East Natural Resources Management Board will also work to enhance the Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert Wetland.
“These projects will contribute to achieving national and local key environmental outcomes while delivering tangible benefits for our local communities who ultimately rely on the health of our land,” Mr Pasin said.
For further information about Regional Land Partnerships, visit: http://www.nrm.gov.au/
Contact: Charlotte Edmunds 8531 2466