The Chair of the Hay Landcare Group, who had dedicated themselves to the group, recently passed away. One project was incomplete with limited milestones completed and no data outcomes for reporting. This was due to the project’s primary carriage by the Chair and sparse committee involvement.
With the chair’s passing, no succession in place and the disjointed governance of the previous group, the project failed to be completed and no report was submitted. The project was also overspent in some sections. When the funding organisation requested the report 12-18 months later there was a lack of information and knowledge on the project status to
complete the report requirements.
The Local Landcare Coordinator worked with the Landcare group to assist in improving governance and record keeping. The Coordinator worked with the funding organisation, local Landcare group, Riverina LLS and the project consultant to collate all the information and records to complete the final report for approval. As there were unspent funds and incomplete milestones the group had to re-pay some of the grant to the funding organisation whilst enduring some of cost from the overspent sections in the project.