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Boots on the ground

Local Land Services (LLS) is ready to help land owners across the Hunter and Manning Great Lakes understand and utilise the new opportunities that became available on August 25, 2017, under the Land Management and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

Local Land Services (LLS) is ready to assist land owners across the region to make the most of the new system. The NSW Government has funded LLS to get extra resources and staff to deliver this new service and make it as simple as possible for landholders.

“Our staff are ready to work with landholders across the region. We want to make it easier for landholders. We can listen to your goals and ideas, and work with you to help determine how the system can support your farm plan and business needs,” commented Kristian Holz, Group Director Sustainable Land Management, LLS.

The new approach strives to deliver triple bottom line outcomes for land owners by:

  • Providing certainty and long term planning solutions that deliver balanced growth and value environmental assets
  • Supporting land owners with advice, new tools and products to make the right choice for their farm system
  • Creating more land use options through flexible codes and payments for private land conservation.

The newly created Sustainable Land Management (SLM) team, at Local Land Services are available to help landholders with the new system.

They can provide tailored advice on applying the new land management code of practice, accessing incentives for protecting native vegetation and where required navigating approvals for clearing or development.

Kristian Holz, Group Director, Sustainable Land Management at Local Land Services said LLS was here to help landholders discover the opportunities available to them.

“Boots on the ground will ensure farmers know their options and are supported in making good, short, medium and long-term choices for their business,” said Mr Holz.

“The new framework will provide a better system than what is currently available. It will increase flexibility for farmers and will provide better environmental outcomes across NSW.”

Farmers are uniquely placed to support environmental outcomes for the broader community, themselves and future generations.

Local Land Services will hold a series of information sessions throughout NSW focusing on the new framework and its benefits to landholders.

This includes the following events:

  • Gloucester, St Paul’s Anglican Church, 25 October, 2017, 9am
  • Scone, Scone RSL Club, 26 October, 2017, 9am

To find out more visit the LLS website.

Source: LLS

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