Boots on the ground - Local Land Services ready to help
29 August 2017
Local Land Services is ready to help land owners across the Murray region understand and use the new opportunities that became available on 25 August under the Land Management and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
Agency staff are on-hand to assist land owners across the region to make the most of the new system.
Group Director of the new Sustainable Land Management (SLM) team, Kristian Holz, said the NSW Government had funded Local Land Services to put on extra resources and staff to deliver the new service and make it as simple as possible for landholders.
“We want to make it easier for landholders,” he said. “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.”
Mr Holz said the new approach strove 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.
Mr Holz said staff in the new SLM team were available now to provide tailored advice on applying the new land management code of practice, accessing incentives for protecting native vegetation and, where required, navigating approvals for clearing or development.
“Boots on the ground will ensure farmers know their options and are supported in making good short, medium and long-term choices for their business,” he said.
“The new framework provides a better system than what was previously available. It will increase flexibility for farmers and provide better environmental outcomes across NSW.
“Farmers are uniquely placed to support environmental outcomes for the broader community, themselves and future generations.”
Over the coming weeks, Local Land Services will hold a series of information sessions throughout NSW focusing on the new framework and its benefits to landholders.
This includes the following event in the Murray region:
- Deniliquin RSL Club, 72 End St, Deniliquin, 11 September 2017, 12.00 pm.
To find out more visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au/sustainable-land-management.
Media contact: Kylie Krause, Local Land Services | 0439 608 370