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New Regional Landcare Facilitator appointed

Well known Landcare advocate Liz Davis has been appointed to the new role of Central Tablelands Regional Landcare Facilitator.

Liz will provide support and advice to local Landcare organisations across the Central Tablelands Local Land Services region including Little River Landcare, Watershed Landcare, Central Tablelands Landcare, Mid Lachlan Landcare, and all the individual groups in this area.

Liz Davis has been working in Landcare support and education for more than a decade and brings a great depth of knowledge to her new position.

"Liz is well known to many Landcare volunteers in our region," said Chris McCulloch, Team Leader - Strategic Land Services with Central Tablelands Local Land Services.

"Liz has previously worked with Landcare as a Landcare support officer and as a Regional Landcare Facilitator in central west NSW, providing valuable assistance and support for the Landcare movement," said Chris.

"Liz also has experience in driving the needs of community up to government, a skill that's greatly welcomed at Local Land Services."

Hunter White from Watershed Landcare in the Mudgee region has welcomed Liz's appointment, "Liz has a passion for the community and the environment which is infectious."

"The Regional Landcare Facilitator connects and mentors local Landcare groups across our region.  As a Landcare volunteer, it's great to have a person who has responsibility across the whole region and I'm really looking forward to working with Liz," said Hunter.

Pip Job, formerly of Little River Landcare, and now working with the NSW Department of Primary Industries, believes Liz Davis' new role will compliment Landcare across the Central Tablelands.

"I had the privilege of working with Liz during my time with Little River Landcare and I believe  her appointment is a great opportunity for the future of Landcare.  Liz is a true people person and a big picture thinker," said Pip.

Liz Davis says she is looking forward to continuing her close relationship with the Landcare movement as Regional Facilitator on the Central Tablelands.

"I'm always inspired by Landcare, the diversity of the groups, the involvement and support of communities and their ability to engage, build capacity and deliver on-ground projects," said Liz.

"As a new region under the recently established Local Land Services structure, we have many opportunities to build new networks, learn from each other, plan for the future and create strong and effective partnerships."

"It's a great honour for me to be appointed as the Regional Landcare Facilitator for the Central Tablelands and I look forward to working with and supporting the wonderful work Landcare groups are doing in this region."

The Regional Landcare Facilitator role is supported by Central Tablelands Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.

On behalf of Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Chris McCulloch has congratulated Liz on her new appointment.

"I believe that the Landcare and Local Land Services relationship in this region is very much on the right track to being highly productive and successful, and I am sure that Liz's role as Regional Landcare Facilitator will be an invaluable resource in driving that success," said Chris.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kylie Krause | 0439 608 370 | kylie.krause@lls.nsw.go.au