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Workshops in Milparinka and Broken Hill area

Landholders in the Broken Hill region will have access to free workshops in June, thanks to a partnership between Western Local Land Services and other agencies.

The two workshops are aimed at introducing local landholders to the staff of Western Local Land

Services and other support organisations and provide strategies to in manage their land, stock,livelihoods and personal wellbeing in times of difficulty.

Stock consultant San Jolly will be guest speaker at both workshops, addressing the issue of
rangelands nutrition.
The first workshop will be at Fiona and Andy McLeod's property "Coombah Station" on Wednesday
11 June, followed by a workshop at the Albert Hotel at Milparinka on Thursday 12 June.
Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Regional Vet, Greg Curran, will also give a presentation on
maintaining stock health and the spread of brucellosis in sheep.
Western Local Land Services General Manager, Rob Gregory said the workshops would be
informal and would provide a chance for people to seek a wide range of information about the
support available when they are faced with uncertain seasonal conditions.
"The Local Land Services team recognises that we have a role to play in supporting landholders
during times of difficulty," Mr Gregory said.
"The region we live in is full of climatic challenges and we sometimes need to stop and gather our
thoughts so we can plan how best to deal with these challenges.
"We are well positioned to help people take short-term action, while also thinking about the longterm
plans they need to put in place to cope in the future.
"Staff will be at each workshop to talk about the services we can provide, including pest and
livestock management, grazing routes and advice on livestock health, nutrition and welfare.
"San Jolly will draw on her experience and passion for improving production sustainably and using
best practice methods that are practical, achievable and cost efficient."
Rural Financial Counsellors, the Human Services Drought Coordinator and the DPI Rural Support
Worker will also be available to discuss financial assistance and maintaining wellbeing.
Workshop details are:
Wednesday 11 June, 10am to 3pm "Coombah Station", Broken Hill
(120 km south of Broken Hill on the Wentworth Road, opp Coombah Roadhouse)
Thursday 12 June, 10am to 3pm Albert Hotel, Milparinka
Registrations for catering purposes are needed by 5 June.
To register to attend a workshop and for directions to Coombah Station, call Fiona Harris on 02 6870 8627 or email fiona.harris@lls.nsw.gov.au

Media contact:  Maree Barnes 02 6841 2749/0427 256814