However, a report launched in June by KPMG highlighted the economic strength in community landcare, indicating that volunteers avoid millions in healthcare costs due to improved mental and physical wellbeing through involvement in landcare.
The ‘Building Resilience in Local Communities: the wellbeing benefits of participating in Landcare’ report highlights the $191million economic strength in community Landcare.
National Landcare Network CEO, Jim Adams, welcomed the report’s findings, saying the strong correlation between connections formed through community landcare and the economic benefits that it shares should never be underestimated.
“As the national representative body for community landcare in Australia, the report highlights what we already know; that Landcare’s benefits extend beyond community connectivity. They create economic and social diversity and the simple act of an individual being part of a community can help avoid healthcare costs and improve individual and community productivity.
“After incredibly trying years of drought, fire and the pandemic the value that our Landcare community brings should never be underestimated.”
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