Partnership agreement signed with Nillumbik Landcare Network

3 March 2020

Landcare groups are the heart of our community, working to protect the natural assets on their properties and in their local district, and Landcare networks help nearby groups learn from and support each other and find strength in collaboration.

Today, the Port Phillip and Westernport CMA signed a partnership agreement with the Nillumbik Landcare Network. They are the fifth Landcare Network in the region to establish a formal agreement with the PPWCMA.

The Nillumbik Landcare Network (NLN) formed in 2013 and is made up of 11 groups covering 23,518 hectares within peri-urban Nillumbik Shire. The land supports extensive areas of well-connected remnant forests and woodlands, which in turn support a rich diversity of flora and fauna.

The network’s vision is for private land to be managed to protect and improve the biodiversity and agricultural values of Nillumbik. The network supports its Landcare groups to engage effectively with their respective landholders to promote well-informed land management decisions and actions.

This formal commitment between the PPWCMA and NLN ensures that we’re all on the same page, share the same values and are working towards the same goals to improve the natural resources in the Nullumbik area.

The agreement provides a framework for a collaborative and productive relationship between the PPWCMA and NLN and will be reviewed a minimum of every three years.