Reminder: Have your say on proposed Local Land Services boundaries

Stakeholders and community groups are reminded to provide feedback on draft regional boundaries for the new Local Land Services by this Friday 7 December.

Chair of the Local Land Services Stakeholder Reference Panel, Natural Resources Commissioner, Dr John Keniry AM, said community consultation is a key feature of building the new Local Land Services and encourages people to take the opportunity to have their say.

“Since posting the draft regional boundaries on the 

Have Your Say website

, we’ve had more than 300 individual submissions from farmers, landowners, key partners, community groups and interested members of the public,” Dr Keniry said.

Have Your Say website

Have Your Say website

“I would like to thank those who have already taken the time to share their views and encourage others to do the same, as your feedback is key to getting the boundaries right.

“These boundaries are an important building block for the establishment of the new model and all feedback is being carefully considered.

“The Panel will meet again on the 17 December to review all feedback and make a decision on the regional boundaries for Local Land Services.

Draft maps, a corresponding Local Government Areas list, and key principles applied in deciding the proposed boundaries are now available on our 

Have Your Say website

 at 

http://haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/locallandservices

.

Have Your Say website

http://haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/locallandservices

Have Your Say website

http://haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/locallandservices

Dr Keniry said the Stakeholder Reference Panel, an independent body guiding the development of Local Land Services, will continue to work with community and stakeholder groups to identify how the new organisation can best deliver valuable services to the people of rural and regional NSW.

“These draft regional boundaries are the first of several proposals the Stakeholder Reference Panel will make on various key features of the new Local Land Services, including governance, core functions and the rating framework.

“In February 2013, the Stakeholder Reference Panel will run broad-scale community consultation on these proposals. Dates will be published on the Have Your Say website later this month.

“For now, the 

Have Your Say website

 is the right place to express your thoughts, ideas and opinions to the Stakeholder Reference Panel and I encourage people to take the opportunity to share what is important to them.”

Have Your Say website

Have Your Say website

Local Land Services will be an integrated service delivery model that replaces Catchment Management Authorities, Livestock Health & Pest Authorities and incorporates agricultural advisory services currently provided by Agriculture NSW.

This new approach to delivering services across rural and regional NSW links natural resource management to productive primary industries and will modernise service delivery at a local level through greater interaction and enhanced accountability to customers.

The proposed regional boundaries for Local Land Services will remain open for public comment until Friday 7 December.

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