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Ten-year strategy sets scene for innovative future

Local Land Services has mapped out how it will focus on being a customer-oriented business that enables improved primary production and better management of natural resources over the next 10 years with the adoption of its State Strategic Plan.

The 2016-26 State Strategic Plan and 11 local strategic plans were finalised after a six-week consultation process that attracted more than 270 submissions from stakeholder groups and interested community members.

Local Land Services Executive Chair, Tim de Mestre said the State Strategic Plan confirmed the vision and goals for the organisation and outlined the strategies to achieve these goals.

“This plan acknowledges that the establishment of Local Land Services represented a fundamental shift in the way advice, services and assistance are provided to land managers,” Mr de Mestre said.

“The integrated service-delivery model provides greater opportunities to work with land managers and the community to improve primary production within healthy landscapes.

“When it comes to decision making, the Local Land Services model is unique in that it is underpinned by local involvement and accountability and the consultation process that helped develop this set of strategic plans is a good example of that.

“The fact that we are now recruiting for 45 local board members and chairs across NSW also shows that we want to continue to hear the voice of local people from local communities.”

Mr de Mestre said he recognised that land managers across NSW were constantly facing challenges, particularly with the uncertainty of weather conditions that see some parts of the state in drought while others are responding to the impact of floods.

“We acknowledge that we need to support land managers to do more with less and to enable innovation through the use of technology,” he said.

“One of our goals is to ensure that land managers have access to the latest information and evidence to target their agricultural practices in the most effective and efficient way.”

The 11 Local Land Services regions’ local strategic plans nest under the state strategy, with all 12 plans aligned to achieve the organisation’s mission of resilient communities in productive, healthy landscapes.

The local plans define specific actions and priorities that have been tailored to address the issues, risks and opportunities that characterise the communities, industries and landscapes of each region.

Download the plans.

ENDS Media contact:  Donna Ambler – 0438 097 907