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Land Managers in Greater Sydney encouraged to report storm damage

Greater Sydney Local Land Services will be assessing agricultural damage across the Greater Sydney region following the significant rainfall, storms and flood activity over the weekend.

Greater Sydney Local Land Services staff are available to receive individual damage reports and, where necessary, meet with farmers to assess damage as a result of this storm activity.

Biosecurity and Emergency Services Manager for Greater Sydney Local Land Services Graham Wilson has encouraged land managers to call 1300 795 299 to report agricultural impacts such as stock losses as a result of storm damage.

Local Land Services will collate the information reported by farmers into an Agricultural Natural Disaster Report for the Department of Primary Industries.

The Department of Primary Industries is working with industry representatives to understand and respond to the storms at the whole of state level.

Greater Sydney Local Land Services staff are ready to assist farmers who need support to report damage.

Farmers with animal emergencies or requiring animal rescues should contact the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 immediately.

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Media contact: Nikki McGrath (02) 4724 2138 M: 0448 953 755