Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

Holbrook Landcare Network is proud to be one of nine regional partners of the Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub. 

The Southern NSW Innovation Hub is one of eight hubs being established by the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment across Australia to combat drought and form the epicentre of user-driven innovation, research and adoption and facilitate transformational change through the co-design of research, development, extension, adoption and commercialisation activities. 

About the Hub

The northern boundary of the Southern NSW Innovation Hub is described by a line from Broken Hill to Cobar, which joins the Macquarie catchment northern boundary near Quambone. It includes most of the Macquarie River catchment, specifically the higher elevation areas in the upper reaches and Macquarie River-dependent irrigation areas, and lower reaches of the Darling River.

The Hub boundary follows the western and southern edges of the Hunter catchment and joins the northern edges of the Sydney Catchment near Kandos and meets the coast near the mouth of the Hawkesbury River. The Hub’s southern and western boundaries are the VIC and SA state borders.

Community Input

The strategic direction of the Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, including its priorities, programs and initiatives are user-led. As a partner of the Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, Holbrook Landcare will play a crucial role in connecting and facilitating discussions with regional communities across Southern NSW. We are interested in insights from landholders and regional communities that articulate their issues of concern and priorities in regard to drought resilience.

Funding Acknowledgment 

The Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub received funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.