$20 donation to Royal Flying Doctor Service for every LLS survey completed

The call has gone out today from Minister for Western NSW Adam Marshall for individuals to give a snapshot of what life on the land is like in western NSW, by completing the Local Land Services’ triennial Regional Landholder Survey.  

Mr Marshall said the survey was a critical piece of data for Local Land Services (LLS) to plan its activities and priorities for the next three years and to encourage every landholder to have their voice heard, $20 would be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service on their behalf.  

“Living in our State’s far west is unlike anywhere else in the world, and presents both some unparalleled benefits and a unique set of challenges,” Mr Marshall said.  

“The Survey is a fantastic opportunity to not only give landholders the chance to voice the most important issues they face when managing land, but will also see a valuable donation made to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, an organisation vital to rural living.

“The results will help inform Government how the region is changing, what that means for our services and what landholders need from our programs.”  

The Survey was last conducted in 2017, which found that the:

  • top land management issues were: pest and other animals (84 per cent), invasive native scrub (59 per cent) and low groundcover (50 per cent)
  • average property size was 10,500 hectares
  • top property uses were wool (48 per cent), meat sheep (41 per cent) and cattle (36 per cent).

Mr Marshall said that landholders have one month to complete the Survey, which needs to be returned by reply-paid envelope or completed online by 30 November.  

The questionnaire will focus on a wide range of topics and issues relating to landholders, so I urge you to complete it as soon as possible,” Mr Marshall said.  

Landholders who complete the survey online will go in the draw to win a cash prize.”

Questionnaires can be completed online by clicking here.

Landholders with any questions can contact Western Local Land Services on 0427 661 264 or email.

Media: Connor McGoverne, 0408 185 304.

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