Local Land Services is coming to Gloucester

Local Land Services staff giving landholders advice. To find out more visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au/sustainable-land-management. Photo supplied
Local Land Services staff giving landholders advice. To find out more visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au/sustainable-land-management. Photo supplied

Local Land Services (LLS) is ready to help land owners across the region understand and utilise the new opportunities that became available on August 25 under the Land Management and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

The NSW Government has funded LLS to get extra resources and staff to deliver this new service and make it as simple as possible for landholders.

The new approach strives to deliver triple bottom line outcomes for land owners by:

  • Providing certainty and long term planning solutions that deliver balanced growth and value environmental assets
  • Supporting land owners with advice, new tools and products to make the right choice for their farm system
  • Creating more land use options through flexible codes and payments for private land conservation.

The new Sustainable Land Management (SLM) team are available to help landholders with the new system. They can provide tailored advice on applying the new land management code of practice, accessing incentives for protecting native vegetation and where required navigating approvals for clearing or development.

Over the coming weeks, LLS will hold a series of information sessions focusing on the new framework and its benefits to landholders with Gloucester’s being held at St Paul’s Anglican Church on October 25 from 9am. 

Group director sustainable land management at Local Land Services, Kristian Holz said LLS was here to help landholders discover the opportunities available to them.

“Boots on the ground will ensure farmers know their options and are supported in making good, short, medium and long-term choices for their business,” said Mr Holz.

“The new framework will provide a better system than what is currently available. It will increase flexibility for farmers and will provide better environmental outcomes across NSW,”

Farmers are uniquely placed to support environmental outcomes for the broader community, themselves and future generations.