Restoring Arthur Boyd's iconic landscape for all Australians.
Living Landscape is a partnership between Landcare Australia, Bundanon Trust, Greening Australia, Southern Rivers CMA and SKM to increase biodiversity and reconnect native habitat in the Shoalhaven River catchment of NSW. Launched in October 2012 by Hon Simon Crean, Minister for the Arts, Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and featured ambassadors for the project, Jack Thompson (actor) and William Barton (indigenous musician).
The projects focus is the 1100ha of land on the Shoalhaven River uniquely gifted to the Australian people by the artist, Arthur Boyd and family. Approximately 50,000 visitors, students and environmental volunteers annually participate in Bundanon programs and benefits will extend well beyond the property through community engagement and education.
In April 2012, through the auspices of Landcare Australia, Bundanon was successful in its bid to the Clean Energy Australia Biodiversity Fund for $450,000. Combined with $340,000 in funding from the Borland Bequest, brought to the project by Landcare Australia, and with contributions from the other partners – Bundanon Trust, Southern Rivers CMA and Greening Australia - the total project package is worth in excess of $1.085 million over 4 years (2011-15).
The four year project will increase biodiversity and reconnect native habitat in the Shoalhaven River catchment of NSW. This vital work is essential to restore and preserve the Bundanon properties as a key environmental and cultural asset in the region.