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New LLS board member candidates sought in NSW

Sheep Central, July 25, 2022

NEW South Wales landholders and community members are being encouraged to apply for new board positions on Local Land Services by August 30.

Individuals with a passion for enhancing the future of agriculture and the environment across NSW are being encouraged to apply for 24 new LLS board member positions.

Board members are responsible for driving the strategic direction and vision of Local Land Services, connecting the agency with landholders and communities to identify the issues and services needed.

Applications can be lodged via the Local Land Services website and close on Tuesday, 30 August.

Local Land Services chair, Allison Harker hoped to see a wide range of candidates apply.

“We take great pride in working with people focused on the long-term sustainability of our natural resources and agricultural industries.

“It’s important these boards reflect our wide-ranging customer base and the communities they serve, which is why I am encouraging people from all walks of life to apply,” Ms Harker said.

“Strong local board representation is key to ensuring Local Land Services is in the best strategic position to help grow agricultural productivity and healthy environments.”

Local Land Services is made up of 11 regions, each with its own board of local community representatives. The boards are made up of a mix of ministerially appointed and elected board members.

Local Land Services has particular interest in ensuring diversity in its boards and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, younger people and other under-represented groups.

Ms Harker said serving on a local board is a rewarding position that lets you help make a real difference in your community.

“Becoming a board member connects you with some incredibly unique projects, from our new Aboriginal Ranger program, to building our strategic partnership with organisations like Landcare.

“If you share our commitment to growing productive and sustainable communities in NSW, we want to hear from you,” Ms Harker said.

“Together we can strengthen Local Land Services for the future.”

For more information on the role and responsibilities of a board member, visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au/board-recruitment.

Source: LLS.

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