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PROJECTS

See the information below about our current projects, and many of our past projects. For more information on any of these, please contact Sarah on 0499 199 018 or email condobolindistrictlandcare@gmail.com

Grazing Project

Funding Source: Australian Government - Future Drought Fund

Completion Date: 30.08.2022

About: Our organisation intends to facilitate a grazing support network within the Condobolin district to assist and support landholders in
improving the drought resilience of their farms through experimentation of natural resource management (NRM) practices, systems and
approaches, fostering innovation and transformational change in the management of their natural capital. Our project will specifically meet the
Australian Government’s objective to build long-term drought resilience and preparedness. This facilitation will provide landholders the ability to
look at and synergise to find better ways to become resilient in the face of future climate variability and risk, with particular emphasis on
rotational grazing principles.

We will be holding regular informal field days and catchups to keep in touch, provide support and discussion. Scotty Hickman from Mid Lachlan Landcare will be facilitating these days. In addition, we will be hosting industry professionals and giving local landholders access to exciting guest speakers.

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Drought Recovery Events

Funding Source: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal - Tackling Tough Times Together

Completion Date: 31.07.2022

About: The aim of the project is to contribute to the entire Condobolin community by organising events which will stimulate the recovery from drought (and floods). To facilitate the reduction of social isolation and social factors exacerbated by drought. It is our intention to provid the community with social cohesion and connection, education, opportunities for engagement and support while stimulating the local economy.

COVID has thrown some obstacles at the progress of this project, however we are planning some exciting events over the coming months! We were lucky enough to hold the Twilight Markets at the end of June 2021. Over 30 stallholders were present at the markets, and more than 500 people attended. These first markets were such a success that we held our Christmas Markets and Family Fun Day on 12th December 2021. We had 34 stallholders present on the day, with 750 people coming through the gate. Rotary organised a great sausage sizzle, whilst there were some great activities for the kids - not to mention the visit from Santa!

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Saving the Phascogales

Funding Source: Central West Local Land Services - Resilient Communities

Completion Date: 30.06.2021

About: The primary aim is to increase the population of Brush-tailed Phascogales here in Condobolin. We will be making tree seedling, nest boxes and cat traps available to the community.

Facts about Phascogales:

  • Marsupial

  • Body length up to 20cm

  • A black, bushy bottlebrush like tail the same length as its body

  • They live in hollows of trees

  • Survive on a diet of insects, spiders and nectar

  • Listed as vulnerable in NSW

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Boomerang Bags

Boomerang Bag sewing bees are held on the last Friday of each month from 10-12 at Western Plains Regional Development in William Street, Condobolin. All ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join us. The bags are sold for $2 at the Condobolin Library, and Newsagency. Would like to help but can't make it to the sewing bee? Donated fabric can be dropped off to the library! You can also find the instructions for making your own Boomerang Bag here.

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Tree and Shrub Planting (project completed)

Funding Source: WIRES-Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants 2020

Completion Date: 18.06.2021

About: This project has allowed local landholders in our region to plant out native trees and shrubs, many of which are endemic to our region. The seedlings have been planted in areas of degradation caused by salinity, erosion and the effects of drought. The project has enabled landholders to tackle these issues head on, whilst creating biodiversity corridors and precious habitat for our local wildlife - some of which was lost during the drought. Approximately 9000 native seedlings have been planted across the region.

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Water and Birds Art Exhibition (project completed)

Funding Source: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal - Strengthening Rural Communities

Completion Date: 12.08.2021

See the link to the case study below to read more about our Water and Birds Art Exhibition!

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Past Projects - Case Studies