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Be a voice for your area and nominate to join a Local Community Advisory Group

The Western Local Board is encouraging community members that are passionate about the Western region to nominate for a position that will work closely with the Board and Western Local Land Services to help develop and deliver vital services throughout the Western region.  

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are currently being sought from landholders, community members and stakeholders that are interested in joining a Western Local Board Local Community Advisory Group (LCAG).

Community Advisory Groups are not new to Western Local Land Services, having been established in 2015 with the initial members selected for a two-year term.

In total, there will be three LCAGs across the Western region formed through geographical locations, loosely being Balranald, Wentworth and Hillston in the south, Broken Hill and unincorporated area in the west and Bourke and Cobar in the east.

Each group will consist of up to five members and a chair, all of whom will come from a variety of backgrounds to ensure a broad range of views from the community are represented.

Their purpose will be to raise issues at regular meetings and identify opportunities for the Board and Western Local Land Services management to consider that will benefit landholders.

Chair of the Western Local Board, Ben Barlow knows the value of Community Advisory Groups and hopes to see plenty of highly qualified candidates submit an EOI.

“Community Advisory Groups provide important representation of their local areas to the Western Local Board and Western Local Land Services,” Mr Barlow said.

“It is their first-hand knowledge of what they and other members in their local areas are experiencing on the ground that is vital for us as a Board when it comes to making strategic decisions regarding our services and how we are delivering them.  

“We are hopeful of getting some dedicated leaders from throughout the Western region that really want to see their local area and the region overall do well in the future.”

The current chairs of each of the three LCAGs in Gus Whyte, Louise Turner and Stuart Mosely have all recommitted for a further year.

Community members that are interested in submitting an EOI are encouraged to read the Terms of Reference beforehand. 

The Terms of Reference are available here, while the EOI are available here.

Both documents can also be picked up from your nearest Western Local Land Services office.

EOIs need to be submitted by 21 July, with the Western Local Board to announce appointments in due course following that.

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley 0428 679 974.