Practical conservation and land management activities
Investment in a national conservation and land management employment program would support practical, local action to protect and restore important environmental assets, including:

A surge in weed control efforts, focused on containment and preventing cross-tenure spread

River and wetland restoration, including fencing, revegetation and erosion control

National park infrastructure, track maintenance and park management (fire, weeds, feral animals)

Bushfire recovery and resilience activities, including infrastructure repairs and habitat restoration

Invasive animal control, including deer and pigs which impact on farming and threatened species

Tree planting and habitat restoration in metropolitan, suburban, peri-urban and rural areas

Funding for private land conservation, putting money in the hands of farmers and other land managers

Coastal habitat restoration and monitoring, in partnership with fishing industry and local communities

Plastics and marine debris clean up, including research to inform future policy decisions

Funding for Indigenous rangers to deliver jobs directly to vulnerable communities using a proven model

This work will deliver a range of long-term environmental, social and economic benefits, including:

Improvements in ecosystems and natural capital that boost farm health and productivity

Recovery of landscapes and wildlife post-bushfire restoring tourism potential and improving productive, environmental and aesthetic value

Restoration of important tourism and land management infrastructure like fencing, roads and fire trails

Income diversification by up-skilling regional communities in environmental land management focused on improved soil health and productivity, and supporting access to carbon and other environmental markets

Regeneration of healthy coastal systems that provide fishing and recreation opportunities

Improved human health and well-being through employment security and access to nature.