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Wentworth landholder appointed advisory committee chair

Wentworth landholder Angus Whyte is one of three Western Local Region locals named to chair the newly-formed Local Community Advisory Groups in the region.

Mr Whyte has been a landholder in the region for more than 16 years - he grew up in the area and has a passion for the land and the environment.   
"I look forward to providing input to help make sure that Local Land Services is relevant and up to date on our community's issues," he said. Western Local Board Chairman, Tom Hynes welcomed the appointment of Mr Whyte as chair of the Balranald, Wentworth, Hillston and Ivanhoe Local Community Advisory Group. 

"Angus Whyte has a wealth of experience - not only as a land manager but also as a representative on several community and government groups, including the former Lower Murray Darling Catchment Management Board," Mr Hynes said. 

"There are still vacancies on the Local Community Advisory Groups and I urge people to get involved to help these chairs make a difference. 

"We are particularly keen to encourage people from cropping and horticultural backgrounds in the south of our region. 

"The Local Community Advisory Groups have been created to provide input into the development of plans, projects and services and be a link between the Western Local Board and the community." 

Each group will consist of six Western Local Region residents, with at least three positions on each group will representing local industry. 

Local Community Advisory Group members will be expected to attend at least three meetings a year and sitting fees will be paid. 

The other Local Community Advisory Group chairs are: 
Broken Hill, Tibooburra and Wilcannia - chaired by Louise Turner of Goodwood Station," White Cliff
Cobar, Bourke, Brewarrina and Wanaaring - chaired by Stuart Mosely of "Manuka," Cobar. 

Mr Hynes said the groups would meet in the coming months and anyone interested in applying to be a member should download an application form, contact Erlina Compton or phone 0458 944 614.

Media contact:

Donna Ambler 0400 258 690
Chairman Tom Hynes 0438 887 275