LANDCARE NEWS from around nation

  • LR No extra water for salinity fixing lake cycling program, says Federal Government

    The Federal Government says more water from the Murray-Darling Basin won’t be allocated for environmental purposes. South Australian Environment Minister Ian Hunter has asked for more water for a program designed to reduced salinity in the syst   » Read More

  • LR Griffith Mayor raises issue of low water allocations with News South Wales water minister

    General security irrigators in south-west New South Wales are facing another spring planting season, with low water allocations. Some say it would be easy to accept, if the dams weren’t so full. Burrinjuck Dam is on 83 per cent and Blowering at   » Read More

  • LR Rains won’t break the drought

    The Bureau of Meteorology says good weekend rainfall will barely make a dint in drought-affected areas of Queensland and New South Wales. In western Queensland, Charleville and Cunnamulla set daily August rainfall records with falls of more than 50 m   » Read More

  • LR School of Ants Australia

    The School of Ants is an exciting citizen-scientist driven project recently launched as a module of the original school based in the US ( The project aims to document the ants around homes, schools in urban areas in the   » Read More

  • LR 2014 National Landcare People’s Choice Award

    As part of the 2014 National Landcare Awards, we want you to tell us who you think deserves to take out the People’s Choice Award this September. There are 69 finalists representing every State and Territory across nine awards categories, demonstra   » Read More

  • LR Lion Landcare Grants give farmers a sustainability boost

    Thirteen dairy farmers across five states will be receiving a share in $132,000 to fund environmental initiatives, all thanks to the Lion Landcare Grants program. Lion is helping supplier dairy farmers become more sustainable in the production and su   » Read More

  • LR Financial assistance for community delegates

    Would you like to be subsidised to attend the Landcare event of the year? We are offering financial assistance to eligible community Landcare members to enable them to attend the 2014 National Landcare Conference in Melbourne, 17th – 19th September   » Read More

  • LR George Negus helps launch 25th anniversary initiatives

    Veteran broadcaster and Landcarer, George Negus, recently lent a hand to Landcare Australia to help us launch a number of initiatives to celebrate 25 years of Landcare as a national initiative. People across the country who look after our land and wa   » Read More