CHANCE FOR LOCALS TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON LOCAL LAND SERVICES

The Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George encouraged all interested individuals and organisations to attend a Local Land Services consultation workshop in Grafton in coming months.

"The NSW Government is determined to build Local Land Services in direct consultation with the community to ensure it best meets current and future needs.

"The workshops will be led by John Keniry, as Chair of the Stakeholder Reference Panel, and Mick Keogh as an independent facilitator.

"Local Land Services is more than just an amalgamation of DPI, LHPA and CMA's, it is a real opportunity to re-think how the NSW Government delivers agricultural and natural resource management services.

"Representatives from all sectors which have a stake in Local Land Services farmers and primary producers, ratepayers, natural resource managers, Land and Coastcare members, local Councils, the aquaculture industry and estuarine managers are invited to take part," Mr George said.

A final draft of the proposed Local Land Services boundaries is currently on Have Your Say http://haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/locallandservices and the Stakeholder Reference Panel is continuing to take comments on these.

Interested parties should make their contributions via Have Your Say http://haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/locallandservices or in person at the Workshops.

Local Land Services Workshop

March 18 1- 4 pm Grafton, Grafton District Services Club, 105-107 Mary St

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577