Local Land Services works collaboratively to encourage shared responsibility by involving communities, industries and non-government organisations in relation to the provision of local land services. We work with farmers, Aboriginal communities, local government, state agencies, Australian Government and industry in the delivery of agricultural advice, natural resource management, biosecurity and emergency management services.
Local Land Services works in partnership with Landcare NSW to deliver strategically-aligned programs, as well as unlocking the potential of Landcare volunteers.
The two signed a Memorandum of Understanding in September 2015 that will strengthen the partnership between the organisations for the benefit of communities and landscapes throughout NSW.
As part of the $15 million Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative, announced by NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair in September last year, more than 60 part-time coordinators have been employed by these successful organisations.
Landcare Coordinators will help build and support Landcare and community networks across the state over three and a half years. The initiative is jointly managed by Local Land Services and Landcare NSW and facilitated by the Natural Resources Commission.
Factsheet 1 - Local Landcare Coordinators Initiative
Factsheet 2 - Landcare Coordinators
Factsheet 3 - Landcare Community of Practice
Factsheet 4 - Landcare Future Fund
Department of Primary Industries
Local Land Services works in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to deliver locally-relevant research to farmers and landowners in a timely manner. Our officers works with DPI Industry Development Officers across NSW, including experts in agronomy, livestock, horticulture, irrigation, soils and climate, to ensure the latest industry specific knowledge and practices are delivered to customers.
Office of Environment and Heritage
The Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 began on 23 September 2013, with a number of provisions, including new or expanded exemptions to clear native vegetation without a property vegetation plan (PVP). Four online tools are now available to help landholders determine whether their clearing activities require approval.
Catchment Action NSW
Catchment Action NSW is a NSW State Government natural resource management initiative.
Catchment Action NSW funding from the State Government will continue and evolve in 2014, with Local Land Services taking responsibility for Catchment Action NSW funds.
Local Land Services works in partnership with local councils to ensure best practice management of natural resources, including weed management and pest control in areas under council jurisdiction.
We provide guidelines, training and incentive programs and assists councils with weed and pest management plans.