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Breeza drought and koala info session

North West Local Land Services in conjunction with Upper Mooki Landcare Inc. invite all landholders and interested community members to an informal information session to chat about the drought over morning tea and discuss options to support your farming business at Breeza Hall on Thursday 25 October 2018 commencing at 10am.

LLS Vet and Livestock Officers will be on hand to answer questions as well as other support services.

Following morning tea, local ecologist Phil Spark will present his findings of the latest koala surveys for the Liverpool Plains and discuss potential native vegetation corridors across the local area.

The day will conclude with lunch and an optional field visit to look at successful native vegetation plantings for koalas.

“For the long-term survival of koalas it is critical to retain and enhance habitat and improve the connectivity across the landscape” Phil Spark said.

“In the Liverpool Plains area, particularly in the south, enhancing existing remnant native vegetation by increasing diversity will have benefits to koalas as well as other native species. On the day, we will discuss how to improve native vegetation patches to suit koalas”.

The event has come to fruition with great enthusiasm from Liverpool Plains LLS Community Advisory Group (CAG) representative, Heather Ranclaud who is keen to see the community maintain connection and hope during the drought.

“Getting off farm is so important to help us all reset, take a moment to talk with our neighbours but also to talk with Local Land Services to gain advice. The added bonus of having a rural financial counsellor in attendance is great” she said.

The Community Advisory Group provides strategic, grass roots advice to the Local Board on matters affecting customers, rate payers and stakeholders of the Local Land Services.

“We are currently seeking expressions of interest from locals in the Gunnedah, Narrabri and Tamworth local government area that are passionate about rural communities to bring their experience to the CAG” Heather added. Those interested in knowing more should contact Shane Green on 6764 5900.