The Australian Home Heating Association (AHHA) is the peak industry body representing manufacturers, retailers, installers, maintenance and the firewood sector of the solid fuel heating industry. AHHA’s partnership with Landcare Australia supports the provision of sustainable firewood projects, with one project providing students with an understanding of sustainable forestry and knowledge of harvesting firewood in a sustainable way.
Bank Australia and Landcare Australia partnered on the Conservation Reserve project in the Wimmera region of western Victoria from 2009-2016. Landcare Australia managed the planning, implementation and delivery of works in partnership with Kowree Farm Tree Group. The properties that make up the Conservation Reserve are owned by Bank Australia’s customers, and were purchased specifically for protecting and improving biodiversity, and capturing carbon in native vegetation. An important element of Bank Australia’s business strategy, the Conservation Reserve offsets biodiversity loss and greenhouse gas emissions related to the financing of home and car loans.
Clover Technologies is a manufacturer of printer resources and has been a supporter of Landcare Australia since July 2000. This support is given through the CartCollect program, which is about reusing toner cartridges rather than sending them to landfill, and sees $2.00 for every collection box returned full of empty toner cartridges donated to Landcare Australia.
Coca-Cola South Pacific has supported Landcare Australia since 2006 through funding from the Coca-Cola International Foundation that is directed towards community watershed projects and staff volunteering initiatives. The Coca-Cola and Landcare Australia partnership supports the development of Landcare and Coastcare groups working on and along various waterwaysand supports community action and education activities that promote water as a key natural asset.
In 2016, Coca-Cola South Pacific supported six community projects across Australia helping to improve water quality, habitat connectivity, community engagement and education.
Holden has been a major partner of Landcare Australia since 2002. Over the years, many environmental projects have been funded in and around Holden’s facilities, often with great support from Holden employee volunteers. In recent years, the Bass Coast Landcare Network, Friends of Westgate Park, City of Salisbury and Wildhaven Wildlife Shelter have all received support for their Landcare projects.
In addition to funding, another important element of the partnership is Holden’s provision of seven vehicles for use by the Landcare community. During the year, a number of Landcare groups benefited from the use of Holden vehicles, including Friends of Westgate Park and Wildhaven Wildlife Shelter.
The Jaramas Foundation is a family philanthropic trust established in 2008 by Robin Craig and Mick Boyle using funds generated by their engineering company, Abergeldie, and has been a partner of Landcare Australia since 2012. Since then, 25 on-ground Landcare projects in rural New South Wales have been funded through the partnership. These projects funded focus on the uptake of sustainable agriculture techniques that reduce environmental degradation or the repair and restore degraded agricultural land.
Konica Minolta is committed to making a meaningful contribution to the environment, and has supported Landcare Australia since 2012. Konica Minolta supports its employees participation in our Corporate Environmental Volunteering and Workplace Giving programs. Konica Minolta has previously sponsored Landcare Australia’s Corporate Challenge Events and provided in-kind support for the National Landcare Conference and Awards.
Lion is a leading beverage and food company with a portfolio that includes many of our region’s favourite brands and employs approximately 6,700 people across Australia and New Zealand. Through its partnership with Landcare Australia, Lion has supported its dairy farmers through funding provided as part of the Lion Landcare Grants Program. These grants provide Lion’s dairy farmers with the tools and resources to address some of the ongoing environmental challenges in the dairy industry. The grants are offered for projects that improve on-farm sustainability by reducing energy consumption, improving nutrient management or increasing biodiversity.
Mt Barker Free Range Chicken partners with Landcare Australia to support an ecological reconnection project between the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges in Western Australia, supporting biodiversity and a healthy environment in the region where they farm. This project, now in it’s final of three years, has enabled the construction of over 100km of fencing to date and the re-establishment of native vegetation on 50 ha of degraded land. Mt Barker also support a three year Gillamii Centre Project which is integrating science with practice, investigating links between soil health and a range of innovative cropping systems in broad-acre Great Southern Western Australia.
Momentum Energy is a 100% Australian-owned and operated, clean energy retailer that prides itself on innovation and outstanding customer service. Momentum Energy partnered with Landcare Australia in 2015 to support St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op (SKINC) through employee volunteering and financial assistance. Momentum Energy and Landcare Australia share a commitment to the environment and recognise that working together to support communities actively caring for the land paves the way to a sustainable future.
RACV and Landcare Australia partnered in 2016 to deliver the RACV Goldfields Landcare in Action program, which will see close to $180,000 in funding provided to seven projects in close proximity to the RACV Goldfields Resort.
The local environmental projects will directly benefit local communities in the region and include revegetation, weed removal, riparian protection, soil testing, educational workshops, community events, as well as upgrades of infrastructure and equipment.
The RACV Goldfields resort employs over 140 people and those staff members will have the opportunity to volunteer at the projects.
Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications company, has been a proud partner of Landcare Australia since 2012 and is our largest corporate volunteering partner. Telstra encourages and supports employees to actively volunteer with Landcare groups across Australia. 4,000 Telstra employees have taken up this opportunity since the partnership began.
Telstra is also a proud Payroll Giving Partner of Landcare Australia, matching employee donations dollar for dollar. Payroll Giving helps provide a regular source of funding that allows Landcare Australia to deliver vital environmental programs and support to Landcare groups, including schools and communities.
Transurban develops and manages networks of urban toll roads in Australia and the United States of America, and its partnership with Landcare Australia will help deliver its community investment strategy to develop communities near their roads.
Projects being undertaken as part of this partnership are the regeneration of CityLink’s Power St Loop in Melbourne, two Urban Landcare projects along the CityLink Tulla Widening project corridor, and bush regeneration and water quality improvement works at a site north of the Hills M2 Motorway in Sydney.
As one of the largest landowners in Victoria, VicTrack works in partnership with Landcare Australia to support community groups to become actively involved in the enhancement of the environmental assets of the state’s rail land.
With over 5,000 kilometres of rail corridors across Victoria, VicTrack understands the importance of working with Landcare Australia and the Landcare community to maximise this on ground conservation activity. VicTrack is a major supporter of Landcare groups working to protect and restore native grasslands in and around the railway corridors of Victoria.
Yates is Australia and New Zealand’s leading home garden brand. Since 2005, Yates Australia and Junior Landcare have been teaching Aussie kids how to love nature and look after the land. To encourage outdoor education in “living classrooms”: backyards, school gardens, vegie patches and flowerbeds, Yates and Junior Landcare have been running programs to teach kids to recognise that each step in the growing and harvesting of food is important. With the fun challenges and grants programs, kids are learning about nature, sustainable living and where their food really comes from.