Who We Are
Our Mission and Vision
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 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.
Big Nobby Bushcare
Big Nobby Bushcare is a sub-group focused on bush regeneration and weed control on Big Nobby Headland at Crescent Head. Working bees are every 1st Sunday of the month between 9am and 11am (8am to 10am October to March). Morning tea is shared and new volunteers are most welcome. Contact Graeme Carrad 0424 656 479 - updates are included on Crescent Head-Point Plomer Facebook site.
This sub-group is assisting with biodiversity outcomes into the Macleay Land for Wildlife project which aims include supporting Land for Wildlife (LFW) members in the Macleay valley achieve improved outcomes for biodiversity on their properties. The project is delivering community workshops, on-ground works, member mentoring and networking events. To apply for on-ground support download the Expression of Interest form and Supplementary Information fact sheet. Applications have been extended.
Macleay Living Sustainably are a volunteer community sub-group that operate in the Macleay Valley. Since starting in 2017, they have blossomed into a well organised and inclusive grassroots group with a vision for a beautiful Macleay Valley where wildlife, people, rivers, beaches and forests thrive.
They are building a movement that strongly believes in people power and that the local community can create the change needed to address the climate crisis.
Upper Macleay Landcare Group
This sub-group carries out planting and weeding projects in the upper Macleay area.