Our Achievements

NE & NW Landcare Conference 2023

North West Rural Leadership Program 2018 & 2019


Growing the Next Generation of Community Leaders

Renewable Manilla 2019

TRLA partnered with Manilla Community Renewable Energy Co (MCRE) to host a celebration of 20 yrs of Landcare in our Region and the partnership between MCRE and Provenance to deliver a community owned solar farm in Manilla NSW.

240 people attended the 100 mile dinner and stayed on to be entertained by folk band Magpie Diaries.

Photo courtesy of Joanne Stead

Photo courtesy of Joanne Stead

Greening the Moore Creek Catchment

Daruka Riparian Restoration Project

Local Provenance 100 Mile Long Lunch Gunnedah

Box Gum Competition 2017, 2018

Showcasing the Beauty of our Community and Environment

2000 – 2016: Grassy White Box Woodland Large Scale Bush Regeneration Grant

 $235,000 over 6 years.

Fantastic regeneration results and weed control results. Allowed TRLA to develop the Bush Regeneration team and provide employment and training for passionate landcarers.

3 reserves – MCCC Winton Cemetery Currabubula Cemetery = 78 hectares

Target weeding plans to tackle weeds which pose the greatest threats to biodiversity.

Funds also provided for 4 activities per year for community engagement.

Native Plant identification card set – To ID plants in GWB.

2015: New England North West Landcare Adventure

The New England North West Landcare Adventure is a program which has been run for the past 17 years to bring together Landcarers and landholders from throughout the New England, North West and Northern Tablelands. Each year this event is hosted by a different Landcare Group. 2015 was the first year this event has been hosted in the North West by Tamworth Regional Landcare Association.

The 17th Annual New England North West Landcare Adventure ran in 2015 on May 27th & 28th, and consisted of a 2 days of speakers, activities, workshops, field trips and the New England North West Regional Landcare Awards.

2013: Sustainable Namoi Living Expo

The Sustainable Namoi Living Expo was awarded Grand Champion at the Tamworth Community Sustainability Awards (presented by the Tidy Towns Committee). This award was specifically created to recognise the enormous success of the program, and the hard work by the committee, the volunteers and the project management team.

Tamworth Regional Landcare Association were proud to be a founding partner of this Program, and we thank our members Stephanie Cameron and Jean Coady for their ongoing commitment to this work.

2009 – 2012: Sustainable Namoi Living Expo

TRLA was a founding partner of the Sustainable Namoi Living Program including coordinating the annual two-day Sustainable Namoi Living Expo with Namoi CMA. This project has met with unprecedented success, and in 2013:

  • 1000+ people attended one of the Regional Events held across the catchment
  • 4000+ people attended the Expo over the two days
  • There were almost 50 exhibition sites
  • More than 200 entries were received for the Schools Competition and almost 500 children attended the schools’ program
  • Almost 100 people attended the ‘100 Mile Food Night’
  • The project has more than 400 ‘friends’ on Facebook and more than 400 ‘followers’ on Twitter.


TRLA was awarded a NSW Environmental Trust Grant for education and restoration of Grassy White Box Woodlands in the Tamworth Region.


TRLA was engaged by State Water to revegetate an offset area as part of the Chaffey Dam Wall Upgrade Project.

Latest News

Community Garden Open Day

Community Garden Open Day

🌱🌻 Exciting Announcement! 🌻🌱

Join us at the Nemingha Community Garden Open Day on April 14th at 10:30 am! 🎉

Discover the incredible benefits of composting and learn about the vital role microbiology plays in nurturing our soils. 🌿🔬

We'll also be hosting a coin donation BBQ and serving morning tea to keep you fueled up for all the fun activities! ☕

Don't miss out! See you there at 18 Railway St, Nemingha NSW. Let's celebrate community and sustainable gardening together! 🌍💚 #NeminghaCommunityGarden #OpenDay #Sustainability #Composting #Microbiology #CommunityEvent

Additional opening hours for our Nursery during Autumn

Additional opening hours for our Nursery during Autumn

Exciting news! Landcare Nursery is thrilled to announce that we'll be extending our opening hours to include Saturdays from 9am to 2pm, starting Easter Weekend and continuing throughout the entire Autumn season. We can't wait to serve you better and help you with all your gardening needs!

Wallabadah, what have we learnt about our water

Join us for a morning of reflection and learning as we revisit the outcomes of water and water related land management initiatives undertaken in our community since 2018, with the support and assistance of Local Land Services, DPI, UNE and other technical experts, including Martin O’Rourke. The focus of this event will be on what we have learned and what we can do about improving our future water security as a community and as landholders.

Bush Tucker Workshop

23 March 2024 | TAMWORTH

Embark on a captivating journey of discovery as we delve into the realm of Traditional Australian Bush Tucker at our upcoming event. Led by our esteemed Nursery Manager, Paul Moxon, this immersive experience will unveil the secrets of iconic plants such as Scurvy Weed, Darling Lily, Native Raspberry, and the elusive Chocolate Lily and Vanilla Lily. Delve into the rich cultural heritage intertwined with these indigenous plants as we learn about traditional harvesting methods, sustainable cultivation practices, and the profound significance they hold in Australian history. Join us as we deepen our appreciation for the land and its traditional bounty

Grant writing and Project management Workshop

Attention all community groups!
Are you eager to turn your innovative ideas into impactful projects but unsure where to start? Join us for an exclusive Grant and Project Writing Workshop!

In this interactive workshop, you'll learn:

The fundamentals of grant writing
Strategies for crafting compelling project proposals
Tips for effective project management
Q&A session with experienced professionals

Limited spots available, so reserve yours now

Landcare Learning

Come and join us for our first Landcare Learning of 2024. We will be learning about Nature's Nooks: Urban Gardens Creating Haven for Both People and Wildlife. Our guest speaker is Eliza, a 32-year-old mother of two and part-time Medical Sonographer, resides in Tamworth with her husband Doug and children, Arthur and Freya. Settling in Tamworth in 2019, they constructed a resilient home in Moore Creek Gardens amidst drought and bushfires, prioritizing adaptability to extreme weather. Nell Chaffey will also do a short presentation on habitat stepping stones. 

Our members often say that when you become part of Landcare, you’re not just joining a group, you’re becoming part of a family. The concept is so compatible with Australian culture it’s hard not to get involved! By becoming a TRLA member, you’ll be supporting our work, learning new skills, becoming part of the solution, and helping to make a difference for the future.


together we can make a difference

funding support

Did you know (TRLA) run an Annual Small Grants program for Landcare activities connected to the Tamworth region.

Volunteer Landcare and Grassroots Community groups can apply up to $2,500 for activities that meet an objective of TRLA’s strategic plan with eight successful projects being awarded funds from across the region.