Local Land Services works collaboratively to encourage shared responsibility by involving communities, industries and non-government organisations in relation to the provision of local land services. We work with farmers, Aboriginal communities, local government, state agencies, Australian Government and industry in the delivery of agricultural advice, natural resource management, biosecurity and emergency management services.
Local Land Services works in partnership with Landcare NSW to deliver strategically-aligned programs and actions to support the full potential of Landcare volunteers.
The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding in September 2015 that strengthens the partneship for the benefit of communities and landscaped across NSW.
One of the key projects aligned to this partnership is the $15 million Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, announced by NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair in September 2015.
This four year project is designed to renew the government-community relationship and unlock the full potential of the thousands of volunteers in the Landcare Network. More than 60 part time coordinators have been employed throughout NSW.
Landcare Coordinators will help build and support Landcare and community networks across the state over three and a half years. The initiative is jointly managed by Local Land Services and Landcare NSW and facilitated by the Natural Resources Commission (NRC).
Department of Primary Industries
Local Land Services works in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to deliver locally-relevant research to farmers and landowners in a timely manner. Our officers works with DPI Industry Development Officers across NSW, including experts in agronomy, livestock, horticulture, irrigation, soils and climate, to ensure the latest industry specific knowledge and practices are delivered to customers.
Office of Environment and Heritage
The Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 began on 23 September 2013, with a number of provisions, including new or expanded exemptions to clear native vegetation without a property vegetation plan (PVP). Four online tools are now available to help landholders determine whether their clearing activities require approval.
Catchment Action NSW
Catchment Action NSW is a NSW State Government natural resource management initiative.
Catchment Action NSW funding from the State Government will continue and evolve in 2014, with Local Land Services taking responsibility for Catchment Action NSW funds.
Local Land Services works in partnership with local councils to ensure best practice management of natural resources, including weed management and pest control in areas under council jurisdiction.
We provide guidelines, training and incentive programs and assists councils with weed and pest management plans.
2015-16 Industry and Community Partnership Investment
Applications are now being sought for the North West Local Land Services investment program.
The program focuses on building a stronger region by partnering with industry and the community. Applications for investment will be accepted from 1 March 2015 until 30 March 2015. Funding is limited