Just over a week to register your interest to join a Local Community Advisory Group
12 July 2017
Landholders, community members and stakeholders of Western Local Land Services that consider themselves leaders in their local areas and industries are being reminded they have until 21 July to register an Expression of Interest (EOI) to join a Western Local Board Local Community Advisory Group (LCAG).
LCAGs play an important role in the Western region, with members having regular meetings to highlight opportunities and raise issues confronting landholders and community groups directly to the Board and Western Local Land Services management.
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 in the west and Bourke and Cobar in the east.
The current chairs of the three LCAGs in Gus Whyte, Louise Turner and Stuart Mosely, have all recommitted to the role for a further 12 months.
Having been involved with LCAGs since they were formed in 2015, Mr Whyte believes they are vitally important and would encourage people who are passionate about their area and the Western region to submit an EOI.
“LCAG members play an important part in informing the Board and Western Local Land Services of what issues are currently most pressing and how they believe they can be addressed,” Mr Whyte said.
“It is really important the first-hand knowledge is being filtered up to the Board and management so they are better informed of what is happening out and about in the Western region.
“Personally, I have really enjoyed being a part of an LCAG and it is something I’d encourage anyone that thinks they have something to offer to enquire about.”
Each LCAG 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.
The Terms of Reference and EOI forms can be found by clicking here while 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.
Potential applicants looking for further information should contact their nearest Western Local Land Services office.
Media contact: Charlie Whiteley 0428 679 974.