• (02) 6772 9123
  • mail@snelandcare.org.au

    Completed Projects

    2019 Managing Established Pest Animals and Weeds

    Funds: $6300

    Source: This project was supported by the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Landcare NSW through funding received from the Established Pest Animals and Weeds initiative, part of the Australian Government's Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the government's plan for stronger farmers and a stronger economy.

    Did you know that if your dog or cat leaves home, your BFF is taking a BIG risk:

    • Injury from fighting risks lifelong problems and expensive vet bills.
    • Unrestrained dogs on farmland are at risk of being shot to protect livestock.
    • Cats on farmland are at risk of being treated like a feral, and trapped or shot to protect wildlife like the endangered Regent Honeyeater.

    2016-2019 Centennial Avenue Rehabilitation of Dumaresq Creek

    Funds: $83,700

    Source: NSW Environmental Trust

    Armidale Urban Rivercare Group - a sub group of Southern New England Landcare Ltd, won this grant to restore another 3.2 hectares of native vegetation along 490m of Dumaresq Creek in Armidale, adding to the 4.3km already restored since 2002, by treating weeds, removing waste and planting 21,000 tubestock. More than 500 volunteers donated 2320 in ind hours to do this work which is almost complete.

    2016-17 Agroforestry Peer Group Mentoring

    Funds: $49,983

    Source:National Landcare Program

    Contract: SGR1-0264

    This project will increase the capacity and knowledge of farmers to productively and sustainably manage grazing lands on the Northern Tablelands while also providing future income streams from agroforestry, increasing profitability. It will also improve adoption of appropriate agroforestry management practices that will increase production while maintaining and enhancing the natural resource base.

    2015-2017 Quollity Koala Corridors & Questions

    Funds: $96,004

    Source: NSW Environmental Trust

    Contract: 2014/RR/0002

    In partnership with Citizens Wildlife Corridors we will enhance and protect key wildlife movement corridors by planting new vegetation and protecting remnant vegetation. The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) and Spotted Tail Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) are taking centre stage as iconic species being protected. The project will also survey birds as indicator species for assessment of habitat health.

    2014-2015 All the Dirt lll

    Funds: $20,000

    Source: 2014-15 25th Anniversary of Landcare Grants

    Contract: 25ALG-660

    Southern New England Landcare's Malpas Catchment Group will focus on ways to regenerate healthy soil-pasture systems. ‘All the Dirt III’ helped landholders of the Malpas Catchment and Guyra area participate in a 10-month series of class room and farm days to better understand their soils and the relationship between inputs, outputs, soil and pasture analyses, stock management and overall productivity. This project aimed to increase productivity, build capacity of the grazing community to analyse their resource base, and increase knowledge and skills of participants to make management changes for positive production and environmental outcomes.

    2015-2016 Ascent Community Care Program

    Funds: $32,400

    Source: The Ascent Group and the Australian Government

    Contract: SNEL MOU Ascent 2

    The Ascent Group Drought Support Project 2 aims to increase access to community based mental health services for those in drought affected or drought recovery areas. Services include one to one counselling, local community engagement activities and events to increase awareness of mental health issues and link people to appropriate supports and services.

    2014-2016 Moths Magpies & Marsupials

    Funds: $99,898

    Source: NSW Environmental Trust

    Contract: 2013/RR/0089

    Moths, Magpies & Marsupials is enabling 11 member landholders to rehabilitate and revegetate 20 sites on 11 properties in the Southern New England with the aim of connecting fragmented native vegetation and enhancing biodiversity.

    2014-2016 Agroforestry Peer Mentoring

    Funds: $65,000

    Source: Australian Agroforestry Foundation

    Contract: KHE-518363-26-7

    In September 2014, four keen members flew to Victoria to represent our organisation at the first national workshop for this important pilot project. All four were inspired and ready to get the program started back home on their return. SNE Landcare then delivered an Australian Master TreeGrower program in partnership with the Australian Agroforestry Foundation. The program was conducted over eight days from October to December 2014. Twenty three members and non-members participated in numerous site visits and workshops during that time, on topics related to agroforestry that they largely selected themselves. Twenty two of them graduated with Master TreeGrower (MTG) gate signs.

    2014-2015 Water Quality Across Greater Malpas

    Funds: $65,095

    Source: Northern Tablelands Local Land Services

    Contract: NT6513

    This project will improve upland water quality and create protected links across the greater Malpas catchment of the Guyra Plateau by:

    2014-2015 Building Connectivity on Farms

    Funds: $108,030

    Source: Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.

    Contract: NT6519

    The project will connect, increase and enhance existing vegetation and riparian communities across the southern Northern Tablelands region. The project will engage private landholders within the AOI in funded on ground works that:

    2015 Ascent Group Drought Support

    Funds: $25,000

    Source: Australian Government Drought Support Package via the Ascent Group

    New England North West Landcare received funding through a partnership with The Ascent Group to deliver information, services and events as part of the Australian Government Drought Support Package. In partnership with The Ascent Group Landcare Networks across the Northern Tablelands will be delivering information & referral services for landholders across the region as part of the Australian Government's Drought Assistance Package up to 30th June 2015.

    2013-2015 Vegetation Management for Threatened Woodland Birds

    Funds: $99,979

    Source: NSW Environmental Trust

    Contract: 2012/RR/0011

    The project aimed to manage vegetation and habitat for threatened woodland birds, including Diamond Firetail Finches and Turquoise Parrots. This project protected and rehabilitated 38.8ha of habitat corridors through the planting of 17,300 native seedlings. The project has revegetated or rehabilitated 17 sites in the Southern New England region.

    2013-2014 Coordinated Feral Pig Control Project

    Funds: $50,000

    Source: Border Rivers Gwydir CMA

    Contract: BRG6325

    This project achieved the following outcomes: Establish, resource and coordinate seven new pig control groups; Coordinated, cooperative and strategic pig control program delivered within the defined target area; Conduct a Neospora (protozoan pathogen) Study; Finance towards the production and delivery of the New England/Tablelands Pest Animal Strategy; Support and enhance the communities' capacity to engage in strategic broad scale cooperative feral animal control programs.

    2012-2015 BMP Carbon Management on Northern Rivers Farms

    Funds: $78,000

    Source: Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority

    Contract: NR-EF-CARMGT-1I

    The projects aim is to establish 25 Best Managment Practice (BMP) Soil Carbon management demonstration farms across a range of industries (beef, sheep, dairy, soybeans, winter cereals vegetables, bananas and grapes) extending from the Richmond catchment in the north to the Hastings catchment in the south. Five of the sites are in the tablelands landscape. Each farmer will be offered a monetary incentive to change land management practices such as application of compost/chicken manure and reduction of nitrogenous fertilisers; application of mulch crops, reuse of dairy by products and implementation of grazing and cropping practices to optimise groundcover with an aim of increasing Soil Organic Carbon (SOC).

    2012-2013 Closing the Gap: Linking Remnants & Wetlands

    Funds: $19,850

    Source: Community Action Grant

    Contract: CAG12-00232

    This project area formed an integral part of the Salisbury Waters system linking with Dangar’s Lagoon upland wetland.  The main environmental issues were the lack of connectivity between key remnant habitats and the loss of soil structure and bank stability through erosion of riparian areas caused by clearing for agriculture during the past 120 years.  Replanting was conducted to re-connect isolated woodland patches across three properties and subsequently improve landscape connectivity for the complete project area.

    2012-2013 Linking Remnant Vegetation to Dangar's Lagoon

    Funds: $19,850

    Source: Community Action Grant

    Contract: CAG12-00232

    The project area forms an integral part of the Salisbury Waters system linking with Dangars Lagoon upland wetland. The main environmental issues are lack of connectivity between key remnant habitats, and loss of soil structure and bank stability through erosion of riparian areas caused by clearing for agriculture during the past 120 years. The project included the fencing out of stock over 4.45km of riparian land, replanting 13.75ha of riparian areas with site-specific native species to re-connect isolated woodland patches across participating properties, improving landscape connectivity, and repair of 1km of eroding creek banks by engaging neighbouring landholders through Harnham Landcare group.

    We proudly present our supporters

    Subscribe with us

    I wish to receive SNELandcare's regular eNews to stay abreast of upcoming landcare opportunities. I understand I can unsubscribe any time.
    Become a member to also receive our quarterly full colour Landchat in your letterbox, showcasing the great achievements of our members. Click the Membership menu to join.

    Connect with us

    Advertise with us

    advert banner