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Information sessions at Hillston and Cobar to explain new land management framework

Western Local Land Services will host two information sessions that will give landholders an opportunity be informed about the new Sustainable Land Management framework, which came into effect on 25 August.

The information sessions, which will be held in Hillston and Cobar, are designed to help land owners understand and be able to utilise new opportunities regarding native vegetation that became available when the Biodiversity Conservation Act was implemented.

The information sessions will also include information on managing invasive native scrub.

The NSW Government has funded Local Land Services to get extra resources and staff to deliver this new service and make it as simple as possible for landholders.

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

“Our staff are ready to work with landholders across the Western 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 of Sustainable Land Management, Local Land Services.

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.

Details of the information sessions are:

  • Hillston, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Wednesday 18 October at 2 pm
  • Cobar, Bowling Club, Thursday 19 October at 10 am.

Please RSVP by 16 October to Sustainable Land Management Western Team Leader, Steven Hoare on 0417 854 350.

More information on the new Sustainable Land Management framework.

Media contact: Kylie Krause, Local Land Services, 0439 608 370.