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Two new advisory groups for WLLS

Monday, 8th April, 2019

A meeting of The Western Local Land Services’ Agricultural Services and Natural Resource Management Advisory Group. PICTURE: Supplied A meeting of The Western Local Land Services’ Agricultural Services and Natural Resource Management Advisory Group. PICTURE: Supplied

Following face to face meetings, two newly appointed Western Local Land Services (WLLS) advisory groups have identified a number of opportunities they’d like the organisation to explore and achieve within the coming years.

Members of the Aboriginal Community Advisory Group and the Agricultural Services and Natural Resource Management Advisory Group met face to face for the first time to outline what they believe are the priorities for the people and industries they are representing.

They will provide advice to the WLLS Board which is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation. 

Chair of the board Ben Barlow said he was pleased to see the energy and enthusiasm of the new groups, and was looking forward to working with them. 

“The advisory groups now in place all have an important role to play for their industries and local communities,” Mr Barlow said. 

“Their advice and input is very valuable and as a Board we turn to it when considering programs and projects that will impact and present opportunities to landholders and community members. 

“The Board is pleased with the calibre of the members of each of the advisory groups and we look forward to working with them for the betterment of the Western region.”

The newly appointed groups were formed following an expression of interest process at the end of 2018 and will continue to meet and communicate during the year, predominantly by video or teleconference with face to face meetings as required.

They join the already established Western Regional Weed Committee, Western Regional Pest Animal Committee and Kangaroo Management Taskforce advisory groups for the WLLS.

The advisory groups consist of landholders and community members with a range of skills, experiences and backgrounds. 

For more information on the Western Local Land Services advisory groups contact Operations Manager Andrew Hull on 0427 919 964 or visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au/western

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