Local Land Services – tell us what you think

11th Oct 2015

Local Land Services wants to hear from the community about its future direction.

A draft State Strategic Plan and eleven local strategic plans have been released for public consultation and all members of the community are invited to provide comment on the plan/s relevant to them, by 22 November.

Local Land Services works with land managers and the community to improve primary production within healthy landscapes.

Local Land Services Executive Manager, Tim Ferraro, says the draft State Strategic Plan sets the vision and goals for the organisation and outlines the strategies to achieve these goals.

“We are keen to hear from any member of the community, whether they are land managers or not, about the activities we propose to undertake at the property, community, landscape and industry scales,” he said.

“This is a ten year plan and we want to know whether our goals and strategies are meeting the expectations of our customers, who are the people of NSW,” he said.

Guided by the State Strategic Plan, each of the eleven Local Land Services regions has developed a five year local strategic plan.  They nest under the state strategy and are aligned to achieve the organisation’s mission of resilient communities in productive, healthy landscapes.

Each region has identified local priorities and determined how the goals and strategies of the State Strategic Plan are best achieved.

The Northern Tablelands Local Strategic Plan defines the specific actions and priorities to deliver these strategies.  It is tailored to meet the issues, risks and opportunities that characterise the communities, industries and landscapes of our region.

“The Northern Tablelands Local Strategic Plan outlines how we do business – how we make decisions locally and how we deliver value-for-money services. It sets goals and holds us accountable for positive outcomes”, said Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Board Chair, Hans Hietbrink.  

“We have a mandate to be ‘here when it matters’ for our ratepayers and community. The Draft Local Strategic Plan provides an opportunity for the people in our region to have their say on the direction of our organisation so that we can be true to our mandate.” 

For more information and to comment on the plans visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au/northerntablelands

The consultation period will end on the 22 November 2015.

Media contact:  Annabelle Monie 0429 626 326, 02 6720 8317  Email: annabelle.monie@lls.nsw.gov.au