NBN Co partnered with Landcare Australia in late 2019 with the purpose of supporting Australian farmers to be more resilient in the face of a changing climate through driving innovative farming practices to improve sustainability and sharing the outcomes across national farming networks using the NBN.
In 2020, the Meningie East Field Healthy Soils Group in South Australia, supported by the Coorong Tatiara Landcare Assistance Program, received the inaugural $40,000 nbn™ Sustainable Agriculture Landcare Grant.
The project involved using remote monitoring systems to improve knowledge and decision-making around dryland salinity management. Using the NBN is a key component for this project to improve environmental and productivity outcomes. All the landholders, farmers and advisors who participated rated their involvement in the project as highly useful and the majority said it exceeded their expectations. Read the case study and social impact outcomes for this project.
NBN Co employees worked side by side with community Landcare groups in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, weeding, planting and mulching as part of Landcare Australia’s Corporate Environmental Volunteer Program.
NBN Co was established in 2009 to design, build and operate Australia’s wholesale broadband access network.