Who We Are

Our Partners

Our Mission


Our mission and purpose at Macleay Landcare Network Inc is to facilitate community endeavours to achieve ecologically sustainable land management and the protection and enhancement of the natural environment.


Our Vision


Our vision is for the Macleay Catchment to be a model of best practice in ecologically sustainable land management and the protection and enhancement of the natural environment.


Our Aims and Objectives


Our aims and objectives are to:

  • Promote sustainable land, water, and vegetation management practices and principles in all areas of the Macleay Valley catchment below the tablelands.

  • Assist the existing network of care groups and individual landholders with access to funding, information, and training.

  • To assist in the development of timely, relevant, practical projects that are non-bureaucratic in nature and that assist landholders’ efforts with regard to sustainable property management.

  • Provide opportunities for training and skills improvement by providing relevant and practical field days and workshops at no or low cost.

  • Provide a mechanism to assist local landholders and care groups to develop local projects to meet local needs.

  • To act as a conduit for local concerns about natural resource management issues between local communities and government authorities such as Local Land Services.

Our 2020-25 Strategic Plan provides the overall guidance for our operations. Download the plan here.


What We Do


The Macleay Landcare Network Inc. (MLN) is a community member based not for profit organisation that has been successfully operating since July 2003. The organisation’s territory covers the Macleay Valley catchment situated on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales and operates from an office located in Sea Street, Kempsey.

Macleay Landcare Network is a state, federal and community-funded organisation responsible for engaging the local community in key natural resource management issues that face the catchment and since its inception has been the former Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority’s  (now North Coast Local Land Services) preferred contractor in delivering the Community Capacity Building Programme in the Macleay Valley.

The MLN is non-for-profit and operates with a committee comprising of 8 members who have a mix of natural resource management and business skills.  The MLN currently operates with three staff, two Landcare Officers and a part time Administration Assistant. The staffs' work priorities and day to day activities are overseen by the Executive Committee.

The MLN’s aim is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and actions between landholders,  catchment based “care” groups and both government and non-government organisations who are concerned with land degradation issues and are passionate about:

-creating partnerships and consulting with stakeholders within the community
-seeking solutions to natural resource management issues within the catchment.

We also carry out property assessments for the Land for Wildlife program.


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