SEL Committee

South East Landcare meets 3 times a year with staff from South East Local Land Services. Reports at the meeting range from reports on projects that are in place in the District Landcare Associations to the broader issues of shifts in government policy and what that means for the work we all do. Meetings also deal with funding that is currently available for different projects and applications we might make.

Volunteers are significant in the workings of SEL. They hold the executive positions, but more importantly, the representatives from the DLAs are the means by which South East Local Land Services senior management and staff liaise, support and communicate with those who are working “on the ground” at their local projects.

Recently, a paradigm shift has taken place with an change to a “Resilience thinking” approach and how that will shape the landcare work we do into the future. Check out this important shift with Brian Walker and David Salt (2006), Resilience Thinking. Island Press, Washington. The book is available through www.amazon.com and www.fishpond.com.au

Because the DLAs that make up SEL stretch from Wollongong in the north to over the Victorian border in the south, meetings move around to reflect our membership. Our recent meetings have been held at Bombala, Tathra, Batemans Bay, Kiama, Braidwood and Nowra. Costs to attend these meeting for volunteers are met from SEL funds.