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Local Land Services

On Thursday October 4th 2012 Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, announced the amalgamation of existing agricultural and natural resource management agencies into a new Local Land Services organisation.

UPDATE 18th December 2012 - Proposed new boundaries announced.

From January 2014, Local Land Services will deliver functions currently provided by 13 Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) and 14 Livestock Health & Pest Authorities (LHPAs) and agriculture advisory services of Agriculture NSW (part of the Department of Primary Industries).

Local Land Services will be regionally-based, semi-autonomous, statutory organisations, which are governed by locally elected and skills-based Board members, delivering services for farmers and landowners.


The new Local Land Services will deliver:
  • agricultural advice
  • plant and animal pest control and biosecurity
  • natural resource management
  • emergency and disaster assessment and response.
More information about the new organisation is available from the Department of Primary Industries.
Local Land Services promises greater opportunities to work with community organisations like Landcare and Greening Australia.
Landcare NSW welcomes the opportunity for landcarers to be involved in shaping the NSW government’s reforms to natural resource management and agricultural extension services.