You’re the voice - Letter to the editor from Richard Bull

Over the past few months I’ve been struck by the strong and generous chorus of regional voices speaking of the value and importance of rural and regional communities. I’ve heard them before, but after years of drought, then fire and flood, their unity is an extraordinary testament to the connection of our communities. It makes me incredibly proud to be a part of this hum, in my own local community, and in my position as Chair with Local Land Services.

Across the state, Local Land Services staff and board members have worked tirelessly to support and service communities for six years, and we’re now calling for new voices on our local boards.

The Local Land Services Board plays an important part in keeping the agency local and relevant in each of the 11 regions around New South Wales.

As a Local Land Services board member, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of something important for your region. By sharing your passion, skills and knowledge, you’ll have a voice in the strategic direction, service delivery and advocacy of your regions interests.

We hope to hear from candidates with a commitment to high ethical standards and teamwork and who bring unique experiences and knowledge to the local boards. We also recognise that we need a diverse and dynamic board that reflects modern agriculture in NSW and we are encouraging applications from women, Aboriginal people, younger farmers and other under-represented groups.

Nominations close Friday 28 February at noon. More information and a nomination pack can be found on the Local Land Services website - lls.nsw.gov.au, or you can contact your nearest office on 1300 795 299. Your voice is important, and we’d love to hear what you have to say.

Richard Bull 

Chair, Local Land Services Board