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Industry specific advisory groups to provide input into local projects and programs

Western Local Land Services is calling for expressions of interest from landholders and community members with a background or knowledge in agricultural services and or natural resource management, along with members of the Aboriginal community, to join its newly formed advisory groups.

The advisory groups, which will complement the already established Weeds Advisory Committee, Regional Pest Animal Committee and Kangaroo Management Taskforce, will provide advice on projects and programs to the Western Local Board, which is responsible for the strategic direction of Western Local Land Services.

The Western Local Board made the decision to move to the new advisory group structure at its recent face to face meeting in Bourke, which came on the back of consultation with members of the previous community advisory groups.

Chair of the Western Local Board, Ben Barlow believes the knowledge and expertise across the industry specific advisory groups, along with the soon to be formed Agricultural Services and Natural Resource Management Advisory Group and Aboriginal Community Advisory Group, will ensure landholders and community members continue to have great representation in all matters relating to Western Local Land Services.

“We value all input and feedback whether it comes from an advisory group, stakeholders or from a single landholder or community member,” Mr Barlow said.

“We ourselves as Board members are based all over the Western region from Brewarrina to Wanaaring to Pooncarie and we continually receive feedback and advice from our local communities regarding areas for improvement and areas of opportunities. 

“After having our own smaller geographically based groups for a number of years, the Board felt the time was right to move away from that structure and utilise the issue specific advisory groups that have become more established in that time, while also forming two of our own groups to provide advice on ag services and natural resource management and on Aboriginal matters.”

Expressions of interest for the Agricultural Services and Natural Resource Management Advisory Group and Aboriginal Community Advisory Group are due by Friday, 16 November.

Further information, including the EOI form, is available under the Local Advisory Groups section of this website or contact Operations Manager, Andrew Hull on (03) 5021 9449 or via email.

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.