We are a community member-based, not for profit, organisation that has been successfully operating since July 2003. Our area of operation covers the Macleay Valley catchment situated on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales and we operate from an office located in Wharf Street, East Kempsey which was an old set of horse stables. We call our office 'The Stables'.
Our committee comprises 8 members who have a mix of natural resource management and business skills. The MLN currently operates with three staff - two Landcare/Project Officers and a part time Administration Assistant.
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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.
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.
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.
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.