GGA REGIONAL MEETINGS
The GGA will be hosting their 2017 Regional Meetings series during February/March in Merredin, Katanning, Lake King and Geraldton. These meetings are a great way to connect grower groups and other industry stakeholders in each region to discuss regionally specific as well as general issues affecting grower groups.
This year our focus will be on exploring and sharing the different tools, tips and ideas that help your organisations operate effectively and efficiently, as well as the usual sharing of successes and future outlooks for groups in your region.
Group staff and committee are all welcome to attend, along with selected industry partners. Mark the date in your calendar and please feel free to forward this invitation on to any grower group contacts you think might be interested in attending.
- Katanning - Wednesday 15 March
- Lake King - Monday 20 March
GROWER GROUP GOVERNANCE TRAINING
Tuesday 14 March, Katanning
In collaboration with CBH, the GGA will again deliver governance training to grower groups in 2017. Facilitated by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the training covers governance essentials aimed at not-for-profit directors.
With a maximum of 25 participants from grower groups in the Great Southern region, groups will be able to nominate a up to 3 grower/committee members with placed offered on a first in first served basis.
More information will be available shortly. To express interest in advance please contact Sarah Houston, T: 6180 5759, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOX SHOOT REVIEW FOR SHIRE
This has been an organised annual event under the Red Card for Red Fox program and due to dwindling participants this is under review. An alternative to this one night fox shoot is the distribution of subsidised fox baits to Farmers who have a permit. In the past we have secured Local Sponsorship and due to the generosity of these Sponsors we have distributed some excellent prizes for the shoot.
ATTENTION!! – The nominated night for the shoot is SATURDAY 25 MARCH with the count and breakfast to be held in KUKERIN. To proceed with this event or carry out the alternative I require YOUR FEEDBACK either towards a shoot or subsidised baits. If no replies are received, I’ll consider that as a non interest for an organised fox shoot this year. I am aware that individual Farmers undertake their own fox control prior to lambing and Thank you for helping to reduce numbers as they are also killers of the local fauna and birds. Please ring or text Claudia on 98634225 or 0429612447 to lodge your feedback as soon as possible. THANK YOU!
MEDIA RELEASE FROM MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Coalition delivers additional $100 million for Landcare
21 December 2016
The Coalition Government has delivered an additional $100 million in funding for the National Landcare Programme as part of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO).
Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, and Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, said the outcome was a win for farmers and the Landcare movement.
"For more than 25 years, the Landcare movement has been protecting, restoring and sustaining soils, water and the diversity of Australia's unique plants and animals and its threatened species," Minister Frydenberg said.
"The additional $100 million in funding we have delivered is further evidence of this government's commitment to continue this important work. We will continue to support on-ground community projects that harness local know-how and deliver practical and tangible results—including the work of Landcare groups and Indigenous communities."
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REMINDER FOR NEXT LANDCARE MEETING – last week in March
This is scheduled for the last week of March and will commence mid afternoon. These meetings are open to community member who wish to attend and hear about the activities and business of the local Landcare Organisation. This is supported by the Shire and aims to provide a Landcare service to Shire rate payers. Any enqueries relating to environmental issues, weed identification and control, tree orders, saltland reclammation projects, feral animal control, water testing for salinity, information workshops and tours can be directed to the Landcare Office located at 18B Absolon Street. Further information please contact Claudia Hadlow on 98 634225 or 0429612447. firstname.lastname@example.org