Landcare first for Broken Hill
Monday, 20th May, 2019
By Emily McInerney
For the first time ever the NSW Landcare and Local Land Services conference will be held in the Far West.
It will take place in Broken Hill from October 22 to 24.
Keynote speaker Charlie Arnott (winner of the 2018 Bob Hawke Landcare Award) lead several informative speakers and presentations will be made.
There will be a number of field trips as well as social events for delegates to mingle.
Western Local Land Services’ Charlie Whiteley said Broken Hill was selected as the ideal location to showcase the partnerships, sustainability, landcare and volunteering in NSW.
“Broken Hill was chosen as it could host an exciting and appealing event that is accessible, vibrant, modern and entertaining while also giving delegates an opportunity to visit the unique and iconic outback of NSW.
“This will be the first time in its 20-year history the conference will be held in the Far West.
“The conference will highlight some of the great work and achievements by the Landcare community and landholders in the Western region and across the state while also offering informative speakers, workshops and field trips.”
The theme of the 2019 event is ‘Healthy Landcare - Healthy Landscapes’.
“People involved in Landcare, natural resource management, sustainable agriculture, regenerative agriculture, integrated pest, weed and biosecurity management and community empowerment are encouraged to attend,” Mr Whiteley said.
He said the big event will be the gala dinner at Silverton Hotel.
“We’ve got country music superstar Sara Storer locked in to perform at the iconic Silverton Hotel at our Welcome Adventure Function.
“In addition to this unforgettable night, the Landcare NSW Awards Gala Dinner will be held where we will celebrate some amazing achievements by individuals and community groups.
“And if that’s not enough, the conference will be wrapped up by some Drag Queen Bingo at the Palace Hotel, led by Shelita Buffet and Christina KneesUp.”
Landholders and community members have the opportunity to share their experiences, knowledge and outcomes with the broader Landcare community by making a submission to present at the conference. Submissions close on May 31.
For more information visit www.nswlandcare.com.au
Register on https://nswlandcareconference.com.au/registration/