Broken Hill operations base on track to open by August

Community members in Broken Hill and its surrounds will soon enjoy a state-of-the-art Local Land Services (LLS) operations base with the new facility expected to open to landholders in August.

Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Western NSW Adam Marshall toured the site today and was thrilled to see construction well underway in what represented a $1.55 million investment.  

“The NSW Government is committed to providing a first-rate facility for agencies like LLS so they are able to offer fantastic service to their communities,” Mr Marshall said.

“The new LLS operations centre will be a one-stop-shop for landholders with biosecurity, land management, administration and more, all in the one facility.  

“The site will include a fully compliant veterinary laboratory and be the base for biosecurity operations with infrastructure including baiting drying racks, cool room storage and the Broken Hill stock yards.  

“The site will be a hub for LLS in the Far West, supporting the other 11 offices which include Cobar, Bourke, Brewarrina, Buronga and Tibooburra.  

“Landholders and primary producers in the Western region face some of the greatest challenges across the State from crippling drought and other extreme weather events like flooding, and more recently COVID-19. The new facility will ensure they have access to the resources and experts they need.”  

The $1.55 million investment has delivered local construction jobs with eight Broken Hill companies and other Western NSW firms being engaged to date with priority given to local suppliers, as the Government builds a stronger and safer regional NSW.  

“The NSW Government will continue to invest the infrastructure and services Western NSW needs to thrive,” Mr Marshall said.  

The investment was part of a $2.37 million upgrade program to strategic LLS offices across Western NSW.  

Landholders can continue to contact their nearest LLS office by calling 1300 795 299, completing an online enquiry form or connect on Facebook or Twitter.

MEDIA: Luke O'Donnell, 0427 837 497

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