Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

The Goulburn Broken CMA is proud to host a Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator (RALF).

RALFs are located in each of the natural resource management regions across Australia where they promote the uptake of sustainable farm and land management practices. They also establish, assist and develop community Landcare and production groups, so that those groups can help share information and provide support to farmers and other land managers to meet challenges such as climate change.

Agricultural production in the Goulburn Broken catchment is a major land use and a significant contributor to the Catchment’s economy. Farmers are under increasing pressure to increase productivity, whilst remaining profitable in the face of the declining availability of water, land, nutrients, oil, technology, skills and finance. For agricultural production to be sustained in the longer-term land management practices need to change, particularly in terms of meeting the challenges of variable trade, climate change, declining biodiversity and food security.

 The RALF is funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. Project activities include: events (e.g. field days and workshops), demonstration trials, publications (e.g. monthly Landcare newsletter) and general Landcare support (e.g. actively attending and hosting meetings, assistance with the delivery of community grants programs). Through adaptive management and an innovative delivery model, project activities will be informed by community feedback and emerging issues.

 Your local RALF is:

 Kerstie Lee

Goulburn Broken CMA

 Address: 89 Sydney Road (PO Box 124), Benalla VIC 3672

Phone:    03 5764 7507

Mobile:  0488 196 216

Email:     kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au

 To keep up to date with the RALF project and the latest Landcare, environment and sustainable agricultural news, including regional events and funding opportunities subscribe to the Goulburn Broken CMA’s monthly newsletter Landcare Links by emailing kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au

Messaging for change - session 1

Messaging for change - session 2

Messaging for change - session 3

Messaging for change - session 4

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

168 Welsford Street, PO Box 1752, Shepparton VIC 3630
T (03) 5822 7700
F (03) 5831 6254

89 Sydney Road, PO Box 124, Benalla VIC 3672
T (03) 5822 7700

Shop 5/10 High Street, Yea VIC 3717
T (03) 5822 7700

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