Key investments

Caring for our Country empowers regional bodies, landholders, Landcare, environmental, community, industry, and Indigenous groups to take positive action to improve the environment. It also continues to evolve as it supports broader government initiatives to address emerging threats to our native species, farms, rivers, coasts and natural icons. Here are a few examples of this investment.

Indigenous projects and closing the Gap

Northern & Yorke NRM region

Closing the Gap is a commitment by all Australian governments to work towards a better future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Landcare and sustainable farm practices

North West NRM region

Through the sustainable farm practices national priority, $170 million has been approved to help farmers and rural communities improve natural resource management.

Reef Rescue

	Great Barrier Reef

Caring for our Country has invested $200 million for Reef Rescue. Since 2008 more than 1600 land managers have received Reef Rescue funds to deliver water quality improvements.

National Reserve System


The National Reserve System is a critical component of the Government's efforts to protect terrestrial biodiversity.

Other significant projects

Rangelands NRM region