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Last chance to nominate for community advisory groups

Last chance to nominate for community advisory groups

Community members from Broken Hill to Buronga, Cobar and Bourke are running out of time to submit their expressions of interest to be a part of Local Land Services Western Region's Community and Aboriginal Community Advisory Groups.

With expressions of interest closing at 9am on Monday 8 December, Western Local Board Chairman, Tom Hynes urged community members to be part of the process.

"The Western Local Board sees the advisory groups as an opportunity for the community to help shape the decisions that affect the long-term sustainability of the environment and to ensure that Aboriginal culture and values underline natural resource management decisions," Mr Hynes said.

"The groups will provide input into the development of plans, projects and services and be a link between the Western Local Board and the community," Mr Hynes said.

With 16 current Aboriginal language groups throughout the region, there will also be two Aboriginal Community Advisory Groups – one in the north and one in the south of the region.

"These groups will ensure decisions are made with input from Aboriginal people who can provide knowledge, experience and traditional cultural and heritage values for managing natural resources," Mr Hynes said.

"I encourage people from all walks of life to take this opportunity to become involved and help us appreciate the wide range of issues affecting people from right across the region."

Visit www.western.lls.nsw.gov.au or contact your nearest Local Land Services Western Region office for an information pack, including the Draft Terms of Reference.

Expressions of Interest close at 9am on Monday 8 December.

Media contact:          Donna Ambler 0400 258 690 

                                    Chairman Tom Hynes 0438 887 275