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Local Government

Working with Local Government

Funding 2015/16 $80,000
Funding provider National Landcare Programme - $30,000
Catchment Action NSW - $50,000
Project timeframe Ongoing

Project overview

Councils throughout the region have been identified as major landholders and managers of natural areas.  This project works with Local Government to ensure that Council Officers have access to the most current information and resources in terms of environmental management.


The Central West Councils Environment & Waterways Alliance (formally the Salinity & Water Quality Alliance) consists of 19 Councils across the Central West of NSW.  The Alliance was previously known as the Salinity Action Alliance upon its inception in 2000 following a meeting of Council representatives from across the Central West due to the threat of salinity.
In 2005 the Alliance approached the Board of the Central West Catchment Management Authority to partner with the Local Government and in particular the (then) Salinity Action Alliance.

Following the transition from Catchment Management Authorities to Local Land Services and the associated boundary adjustments, the Alliance is now supported by both the Central Tablelands and Central West Local Land Services regions.

What is happening in the project?

On ground works
Number of smaller projects involved
Field Days / workshops etc

Why is it being done?

This project aims to continue meaningful engagement and capacity building with Local Government across the Central Tablelands Local Land Services area.  It will deliver capacity building opportunities and promote the implementation of on-ground works to improve natural resource management outcomes in the region.

Which Councils are involved?

Additionally there are 11 member Councils of the Environment & Waterways Alliance who fall within the Central West region.

What has been achieved so far?

Through the former Central West CMA and the current Local Land Services model, several million dollars has been invested into significant Natural Resource Management projects across the member Council regions.
The efforts of the Alliance have been recognised by several agencies including the Planning Institute of Australia, Stormwater Industry of NSW and Local Government NSW through a range of awards.

Links and resources

Facebook - Central West Councils Environment & Waterways Alliance

Website - Central West Councils Environment & Waterways Alliance

More information

Diana Kureen
Senior Lands Services Officer – Local Government
02 6333 2322