National Landcare Program inquiry begins

National Landcare Program inquiry begins

A public hearing is getting underway in Melbourne today, in to Australia’s National Landcare Program.

The Federal Senate’s Environment and Communications References Committee is looking into the history, effectiveness, performance and future of the National Landcare Program .

This includes a range of issues, such as the performance of the National Heritage Trust, and the Government’s policies in relation to changes to land care.

The challenges facing local landcare groups in gaining funding is also expected to be one of the concerns brought to the fore.

Among the groups represented at the hearing in Melbourne is the Farm Tree and Landcare Association, and President David Clark is expected to express how the current grant process  is too complex and time consuming for many local landcare groups.

The Committee is due to report on October 29.

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