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Landholders encouraged to get water smart

Sydney-based rural landholders will have access to the latest expert advice on managing water on their property at a free workshop next month.

Run by Greater Sydney Local Land Services, the event is part of the ongoing absentee landholder campaign targeted at the residents who are city-based but also own rural land in the form of a farm or lifestyle block.

Land services officer Angela Maier said the free workshop was aimed at educating landholders on managing water and farm dams on their properties.

“Mismanagement or neglect of water can lead to issues like erosion and sedimentation which can have serious impact on the health and quality of your land,” she said.

“We want people to take advantage of this event and get firsthand access to expert advice.”

“Healthy dams and waterways can not only provide important habitat for native animals such as frogs and birds, but can benefit livestock production with cleaner and healthier water.”

The workshop will be held next Thursday, 10 March at the Dougherty Community Centre from

For further information contact Angela Maier on (02) 4724 2127 or email


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