Nominations open for Local Land Services board elections

The NSW Government is committed to the ongoing management of biosecurity threats in the State. Management of pest animals and weeds while maintaining crop productivity is a core focus for Local Land Services board members.

This May, Local Land Services will hold an election in each of the 11 NSW regions to fill 34 paid local board member roles across the state.

This is an opportunity for Local Land Services ratepayers to put their hand up and participate so their local board reflects the needs of their unique region.

Local board members work closely with their communities to help identify and shape the wide range of services offered by the Local Land Services teams such as:

  • Providing best practice advice to manage pest animals and coordinating wide scale pest control activities, such as the Feral Pig Program 2023-24.
  • A network of district veterinarians who offer advice and services on livestock disease surveillance, animal emergency management and biosecurity.
  • Offering the latest information and guidance to improve agricultural productivity and support landholders through times of drought.
  • Managing and improving natural resources on-farm for a healthy environment.

Each local board has 3 positions available, except for Western where there are 4 available positions.

To nominate yourself or someone else as a candidate, read the Candidate Election Pack and submit a nomination on the Local Land Services website.

Candidate nominations close Sunday 14 April 2024.

To be eligible, you must be an individual who is 18+ years old and an occupier of a rateable holding under the Local Land Services Act 2013. The holding may consist of wholly or partly rateable land.

Agriculture Minister Tara Moriarty said:

“Local Land Services board members play a crucial role influencing the key services provided by the organisation so they best meet local needs.

“Local board members are a voice for their communities, helping shape local priorities and developing strong relationships with landholders and partners.

“It’s important to have a diverse range of members, views and perspectives on these boards so they can drive positive change.

“For Local Land Services ratepayers across NSW, this is a great opportunity to get involved and work with others from your community to ensure your local board truly reflects your needs.

MEDIA: Alastair Walton | Minister Moriarty | 0418 251 229

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