Some of the JARR project steering committee still smiling after 3 hours of planning and reporting.
The Jack and Albert River Restoration project (JARR) is a landscape-scale project driven by the local community. It sits within the Yarram Yarram Landcare Network (YYLN) and has two staff members working on it part time.
The steering committee guides project direction and outcomes. It is made up of representatives from partner organisations, Landcare volunteers and staff. It meets quarterly to report on activities, set direction and discuss issues that arise. It is an informal group that does not hold elections. It is chaired by community representative, Albert River Landcare member and YYLN Board member, Helga Binder.
The Partners in JARR are highlighted on the right of this page. If you click on their name or logo you can find out more about them.
Yarram Yarram Landcare Staff provide executive support and coordinate project delivery on a part time basis. Development of project proposals and seeking funding opportunities are also crucial components of the role.
Coordinator: Scott Elliott
Being a community driven project the role of local Landcare groups is vital. They conduct volunteer on-ground works and monitoring of the landscape. Their projects can range from individual landholders to broad multi-property projects. They also provide volunteer labour for the volunteer component of any successful funding bids.
The broader community is involved in JARR in a number of ways, this includes giving business, Council, State Government and education an opportunity to have input into JARR through the committee, working together on projects, and setting strategic priorities together.