Landcare Australia Annual Report 2018 | Annual Report 2018

2018 ANNUAL REPORT 

Landcare Australia is a not-for-profit organisation which provides support to the grassroots Landcare movement and local Landcare groups.

From humble beginnings in 1985, the Landcare movement has become the biggest grassroots environmental management movement in the country: encouraging a sustainable, integrated approach to agricultural and environmental management through local community groups.

With a vision of all Australians actively caring for the land and water that sustain us, Landcare Australia’s key focus is the promotion, support and funding of Landcare projects across the country.

Our well-recognised Landcare Australia, Junior Landcare and Coastcare brands enable us to service specific areas of the Landcare community, providing opportunities for better exposure, awareness, resources and funding.

MESSAGES

Doug Humann Am

Chairman

DR Shane Norrish

Chief Executive Officer

FUNCTIONS

Communications

Corporate Environmental Volunteering

Corporate partnerships

Fundraising

Grants

Landcare Services

STRATEGY

Landcare Australia’s strategic plan in 2017-18 focussed on delivering relevant and quality services to our Landcare, government and business stakeholders in order to support, enable and promote Landcare groups and activities across Australia.

PURPOSE 

  • Provide services to the Landcare community, including knowledge sharing, education, promoting participation, capacity building, expertise and knowledge, major project delivery, recognition programs and protecting the ‘caring hands’ for the benefit of all.

VALUE PROPOSITION

  • Landcare Australia supports and promotes the Landcare community across Australia and delivers on-ground projects to improve the health of our land and water.

VALUES

  • Demonstrate our commitment to Landcare through our actions.
  • Collaborate to achieve outcomes.
  • Resourceful and nimble to achieve outcomes.
  • We learn, we grow to maximise value for our stakeholders.

GOALS

  • One voice for Landcare by 2018.
  • Revenue of $15 million and surplus of $1 million by 2020.
  • Involve community groups in 75% of major projects managed by Landcare Australia.
  • Increase audience reach by 20% per annum by 2020 (currently 31 million per annum).

2017-18 STRATEGIC THEMES

 

During the year Landcare Australia focused on the following five themes to deliver our programs and services:

THEME 1. MORE UNITY IN LANDCARE COMMUNITIES

  • Present ‘One Landcare’ to government and the broader community.
  • Acknowledge and respect each other’s area of expertise.
  • Explore closer alignment, including restructure.
  • Collaborate on projects.

THEME 2. DIVERSIFY AND GROW INCOME STREAMS

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategy.
  • Engage with each corporate account and new partners to develop and implement new services.
  • Develop and implement strategies to secure government and revenue from multiple sources.
  • Grow and increase the expertise of our Landcare services team and focus on securing more profitable projects.

THEME 3. DEVELOP VALUED EXPERTISE TO SUPPORT LANDCARE ACTIVITIES

  • Build professions/technical services and marketing capability to enhance our ability to deliver major projects and support our strategy to diversify and grow income streams.

THEME 4. INCREASE CONNECTION BETWEEN COMMUNITY AND LANDCARE

  • Develop and implement new innovative products, services and tools to increase connection between business, government and community with Landcare.

THEME 5. BUILD OUR CAPABILITY TO COLLECT AND ANALYSE DATA, DEVELOP INSIGHTS, AND DEMONSTRATE IMPACT

  • Investigate feasibility to collect meaningful data, source resources to manage, collect and analyse data and – where feasible – develop ways to demonstrate impact, present in an impactful manner and utilise for process improvement.
IMPACT

projects funded by Landcare Australia

Junior Landcare Projects Funded

seedlings planted

GREEN ARMY PROJECTS COMPLETED

quarterly readership of Landcare in Focus

e-newsletter subscribers

digital media audience

workplace giving contributions (IN AUD)

Corporate Environmental Volunteering (CEV) events hosted

Landcare and Junior Landcare groups registered in the National Landcare Directory

partners

GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

Working with government at local, state and federal levels, assists Landcare Australia in supporting the Landcare community’s activities and raising awareness of Landcare at a national level.

CORPORATE PARTNERS

For almost three decades, Landcare Australia has worked with businesses of all sizes across multiple sectors. We work in partnership with these businesses to help them achieve their goals in specific areas, as well as delivering on-ground funding to the Landcare community.

 

 

Corporate Project Partners 

In 2017-18, Landcare Australia partnered with 23 organisations across the country to develop projects or provide grant funds that actively support and aid the Landcare community and provide environmental outcomes.

 

In-kind Partners

Landcare Australia’s in-kind partners offer their products and services to support our business operations and projects.

A number of organisations provide Landcare Australia with donations that provide much-needed support to local Landcare and Coastcare communities around Australia.

 

Jaramas Foundation Little Creatures
Lockheed Martin

In 2017-18, over 1,460 corporate volunteers from 36 organisations donated over 7,300 hours of their time to assist in caring for the land and water that sustains us. Partnering with Landcare groups across Australia, participants were involved in various Landcare activities including; weed eradication, plant propagation, planting native tube stocks, mulching, nest box building and heritage conservation.

 

Alinta Energy

KPMG

Allan Gray and Orbis Investments

Landcorp

Australian Catholic University

Link Group

Beam Suntory

Lion

Cambridge Associates

Lloyd Group

Deutsche Bank

Optus

Dexus

Origin Foundation

Diageo

PIMCO

Downer

Propertylink

Fleetplus

Royal Automobile Association of South Australia

FlexiGroup Limited

Sandoz Pty Ltd

General Mills Australia Pty Ltd

Sanofi

Hawkes Brewing

Suncorp Group

Husqvarna Australia

Telstra

ING

Transurban

Janssen-Cilag Pty Ltd

Zurich

Johnson & Johnson Pacific Pty Ltd

 

In 2017-18 our workplace givers raised $57,400. These funds are being used towards financing projects that support Landcare groups in drought intense areas of NSW and QLD. Projects include; drought resilience workshops, mental health support and offering holistic solutions for farmers.

 

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Pan Macmillan Australia Limited

CSL Limited

One Steel

CSR Limited

Orica

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Pan Macmillan Australia

Diageo

Phillip Morris

Dulux Group

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Elders

Qantas Airways

Good to Give

Ritchies Stores

Insurance Australia Group (IAG)

Shell Australia

Incitec Pivot

State Trustees

Key Industries

Telstra

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia

Toyota

Medibank

University of Wollongong

GOVERNANCE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Landcare Australia is governed by a skills-based board comprising five non-executive directors. Our Board of Directors oversee the organisation’s direction, its governance, and work with management to develop and execute the strategic plan. Our board members offer a range of skills including; finance, legal and risk management, government relations, business, agribusiness, and environment and water management.

FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE

This committee reviews our organisation’s financial performance against our budget; ensures our reporting is compliant with external standards, and ensures appropriate risk management controls are in place. It also liaises with our external auditors who review our financial report annually.

PARTNERSHIPS COMMITTEE

This committee provides advice to the board on strategies to maximise funds for Landcare, while protecting our reputation and brands. It develops and applies our partnership guidelines, and provides oversight of the management of our trademarks, the application of our bequest funds, and monitors our marketing and public relations activities.

In April 2018, Scott James stepped down as a member of the Partnerships Committee. We thank Scott for his significant contribution to our organisation.

COMPANY SECRETARY

The Company Secretary is responsible for the legal and statutory compliance on behalf of the board. The company secretary, as at 30 June 2018, is Tania Zordan for Landcare Australia Limited.

AUDITORS

The auditors for Landcare Australia Limited and its subsidiaries are Ernst & Young.

financials
For the year ended 30 June 2018 2018 ($) 2017 ($)
REVENUE
Government grants and corporate sponsorship 5,099,203 7,634,346
Other revenue 570,419 549,414
Total revenue 5,669,622 8,183,760
EXPENSES
Employee benefits expense (2,343,045) (2,512,366)
Depreciation expense (55,572) (49,215)
Project, support, advertising and promotion (2,357,944) (5,115,090)
Office expenses (358,536) (339,341)
Consultancy fees (173,346) (206,336)
Travel expenses (302,613) (297,392)
Other expenses (92,826) (65,232)
Total expenses (5,683,882) (8,584,972)
Loss before income tax (14,260) (401,212)
Income tax benefit/(expense) 39,146 (40,974)
Profit/(loss) for the year 24,886 (442,186)
Other comprehensive income 0 0
Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the year 24,886 (442,186)
As at 30 June 2018 2018 ($) 2017 ($)
CURRENT ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalent 7,999,553 7,422,140
Trade and other receivables 508,092 972,738
Total current assets 8,507,645 8,394,878
NON-CURRENT ASSETS
Property, plant and equipment 118,659 165,691
Total non-current assets 118,659 165,691
Total assets 8,626,304 8,560,569
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Trade and other payables 501,021 461,273
Employee benefit liabilities 142,211 111,175
Total current liabilities 643,232 572,448
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES
Employee benefit liabilities 8,820 38,755
Total non-current liabilites 8,820 38,755
Total liabilities 652,052 611,203
Net assets 7,974,252 7,949,366
EQUITY
Retained earnings 7,974,252 7,949,366
Total equity 7,974,252 7,949,366
For the year ended 30 June 2018 2018 ($) 2017 ($)
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Receipts from customers 6,477,631 7,504,070
Payments to suppliers and employees (6,066,780) (8,760,613)
Interest received 125,623 167,443
Income tax refunded/(paid) 49,479 (447,009)
Net cash flows from/(used in) operating activities 585,953 (1,536,109)
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (8,540) (75,712)
Net cash flow used in investing activities (8,540) (75,712)
Net increase/decrease in cash and cash equivalents 577,413 (1,611,821)
Cash and cash equivalents at 1 July 7,422,140 9,033,961
Cash and cash equivalents at 30 June 7,999,553 7,422,140