Our local indigenous groups are doing an incredible job managing and regenerating local environment. To help that process the NSW Government has granted Jagun Alliance Aboriginal Corporation $65,000 to protect, conserve and restore local cultural landscapes and waterways.
The grant funds will go towards the Grassy Cultural Pathways Project at Dorrobbee Grasslands Reserve which aims to build recognition of the important role Aboriginal cultural land management practices play in maintaining our landscapes, in particular through controlled burning.
The Protecting Our Places grant program aims to increase the amount of culturally significant Aboriginal Land protected, enhanced and managed by local Aboriginal community groups and land managers.
Young people aged 10 to 19 with drug and alcohol problems will get earlier access to treatment with more than $257,000 to boost support services on the Northern Rivers.
The contract has been awarded to Non-Government Organisation (NGO) The Buttery to deliver social work and psychology treatment services.
The new services will focus on young people who are experiencing moderate to severe substance use, or who are homeless, have mental health concerns, or are of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Island descent and those who have had contact with the justice system.
SafeWork NSW and the NSW Police are joining forces to help keep farmers as safe as possible at work on the farm, launching the regional quad bike safety campaign in Orange.
SafeWork and police will be sharing important safety messages at major agricultural events throughout 2018, including Primex at Casino.
Teaching children about the importance of farm safety will help them form positive attitudes and behaviours about safety that will last throughout adulthood.
A child safety prize is up for grabs. Children who visit the SafeWork stand at the agricultural events this year will get a showbag so they can create their competition entry as well as fun activities to help them stay safe on the farm.