Community Landcare Support
Landcare Centres provide the focal point for community-based projects across the Peel-Harvey Catchment. There are currently four community Landcare Centres:
- Serpentine-Jarrahdale Landcare Centre, located in Mundijong;
- Crossing the Boundaries Landcare Centre, located in Waroona;
- Hotham Community, located in Boddington; and
- Williams Landcare Centre, located in Williams.
in operation within the Peel-Harvey Catchment and a Community Landcare Officer based at the City of Mandurah.
The Centres provide a key link between the community and the development and delivery of natural resource management policy and funds. They provide office space for support staff, and act as a resource and equipment base for the community.
Staff employed at the Centres work closely with the community and provide technical support, raise awareness and build community capacity in regard to a range of NRM activities and issues. They also provide administrative support for community groups to engage in the regional, and other funding processes such as NHT, NAP, Envirofunds, Non Government Organisation grants, and State Government grants programmes.
The Centres support the planning and implementation of on-ground activities conducted by Local Government, private landholders and community groups on public land. These activities include revegetation, streamlining (fencing & revegetation of riparian areas), protection of bushland, weed control, litter removal, wetland enhancement, to name but a few of the diverse projects undertaken.
The Centres also co-ordinate the delivery of field days, workshops and seminars; working in partnership with State Government agencies, industry and the community.
Serpentine-Jarrahdale Community Landcare Centre
The Serpentine-Jarrahdale Community Landcare Centre is managed by Landcare SJ (Inc) and forms a key component of the Landcare Centre network within the Peel-Harvey Catchment. The S-J Community Landcare Centre is located at:
Mundijong Meeting Place, Cnr Paterson and Cockram St Mundijong
(Opening Hours 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday)
Tel: +61 8 9526 0012
Fax: +61 8 9526 0013
The Serpentine-Jarrahdale Land Conservation District Committee [LCDC] has been very pro-active for over 10 years. It has been through the energy and commitment of it’s members and support from both the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale and the Department of Agriculture that has lead to the development of the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Community Landcare Centre with the help of funding from the Natural Heritage Trust and Alcoa.
We have recently grown into being an incorporated, non-profit organisation known as Landcare SJ. Having a Business Manager on board has enabled us to have a good look at viable options for keeping the Landcare Centre running, even beyond government funding.
Further detailed information regarding the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Community Landcare Centre, their various projects and other resource information can be found at www.landcaresj.com.au.
Crossing the Boundaries Landcare Centre
Crossing the Boundaries Southern Peel Partnership
An initiative of the Coolup, Harvey River and Dandalup-Murray Land Conservation District Committees
in conjunction with the Shires of Waroona, Harvey and Murray.
Funded through the Natural Heritage Trust with Support from the Departments of Agriculture and Environment.
Crossing the Boundaries Landcare Centre, is located at 93 Southwest Highway, Waroona. Established in April 1999 the Centre supports Landcare in the southern Peel-Harvey coastal plain. Project partners are:
- Coolup Land Conservation District
- Harvey River Land Conservation District
- Shire of Waroona
- Shire of Harvey
- Shire of Murray
- Harvey River Restoration Trust
- With support from the Departments of Agriculture and Environment
The Crossing the Boundaries Landcare Centre provides a key link between the community and the development and delivery of natural resource management [NRM] policy and funding.
The Centre provides office space for the Landcare Development Officer, Landcare Support Officer and the Harvey River Restoration Trust [HRRT] Rivercare Officer. These staff are funded through NHT, the HRRT with support from the Shires of Murray and Waroona.
The Centre acts as a resource and equipment base for the community and provides meeting room facilities. The staff employed at the Centre work closely with the community, including schools, and provide technical support, raise awareness, build community capacity in regard to a range of NRM activities and issues; and provide administrative support for community groups to engage in the regional, and other funding processes such as NHT, NAP, Envirofunds, NGO grants, State Government grants programmes etc.
The Centre supports the planning and implementation of on-ground activities that are carried out by private landholders, community groups on public land and Local Government. Each year local and Perth schools get the chance to get down and dirty by growing and/or planting seedlings for revegetation projects. These activities include but are not limited to revegetation, streamlining [fencing & revegetation of riparian areas], protection of bush land, wetland enhancement, stock crossings and off-stream watering points.
Since the late 1980s the Centre has undertaken extensive streamlining and revegetation programmes. The Centres also co-ordinates the delivery of field days, workshops and seminars; working in partnership with State Government agencies, industry and the community.
Kim, Jesse and Colleen are available most days 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Please call to make sure we are in the office
We can provide assistance for: Links to Landcare Groups Landcare Information Funding Applications Sustainable Agriculture Farm Planning Rivercare Environmental Issues
PO Box 20 WAROONA WA 6215
Telephone/Facsimile (08) 97332628
93 South West Highway, Waroona
(Opposite the Memorial Hall)
Mandurah Community Landcare and FRoGS
|Project Title:||Mandurah Community Landcare / Friends of Reserve Groups (FRoGs)||Project Code:||B5-04|
|Funding Source:||City of Mandurah and the South West Catchments Council Regional NRM Investment Plan 2005-06 with funding provided by the Australian and Western Australian Governments.|
|Start:||July 2005||End:||On-going||Project Officer:||Rebecca Cassells
The City of Mandurah, with contributing funding provided by the National Heritage Trust and National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality (joint initiatives of the Australian and Western Australian Governments, administered by the South West Catchments Council) in partnership with the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council has employed a Community Landcare Officer to develop, engage and empower the local Mandurah community to take an active role in the preservation of the natural resources of the City of Mandurah. A first for the Peel-Harvey catchment, this urban evolution of Landcare is proving very successful with many volunteers now involved under the City’s Bushcare and Coastcare programs.
In its first year the City of Mandurah Community Landcare initiative is focusing on establishing and supporting Friends of Reserve Groups (FRoGs) to assist in the implementation of approved management plans for the following reserves:
- Island Point,
- Reserve 860
- Janis Street
- Beacham, and
In addition, the Community Landcare Officer’s role includes assisting with community education and awareness programs and assisting with the Coastcare activities that are undertaken within the City of Mandurah.
For further information about the City of Mandurah’s Community Landcare Project, or for details about how you can get involved, download a Bushcare or Coastcare brochure or please contact the Community Landcare Officer, Rebecca Cassells at the City of Mandurah on (08) 9550 3777.
Hotham Catchment Landcare Centre
The Hotham Landcare Centre is located at the Old Boddington School, Boddington. The Natural Resource Management Officers based at the centre provide advice and resources on sustainable land management practices, assist in sourcing funding for on-ground environmental projects and assist in the delivery of other NRM projects within their catchment such as the Dryanda Remnant Vegetation Project, the Local Government Water Resource Management Project and P-H Rivercare Action to name a few.
The Hotham Catchment Centre also provides significant assistance to the community groups of the catchment including:
- Friends of Reserves, Boddington (Inc)
- Boddington River Action Group
- Boddington Farm & Landcare Group
- Wandering Productivity Group
- East Yornanning LCDC
- Local schools
The Hotham Catchment Landcare Centre includes all or part of the local government areas of the Shire of Boddington, Cuballing, Wandering and Pingelly and has strong links with the local governments and industry of the area including Alcoa, Boddington Gold Mine and Worsley Alumina.
More information is available by downloading the presentation below or contacting the centre directly:
Hotham Catchment Landcare Centre
Old Boddington School
Boddington WA 6390
Phone: (08) 9883 9710
The following presentation was provided to the Peel-Harvey Annual Community Forum in March 2006 as a summary of activities of the Hotham Catchment Landcare Centre and is available for download here in PDF format: Hotham Catchment Landcare ACF 2006