THE 11 newly appointed regional chairs of Local Land Services have met in Sydney, as they prepare to establish and drive LLS across rural and regional NSW.
Agriculture minister Katrina Hodgkinson said the chairs will play a crucial role in building a successful LLS and the two-day orientation was a significant milestone.
"This is an important opportunity for the new leaders of LLS to meet and begin to work together to drive an accountable, dynamic and customer-focused organisation," Ms Hodgkinson said.
"Strong local leadership will be vital to the success of LLS and I am confident we have the right people in these roles to deliver the best possible outcomes for farmers and land managers.
"Local Land Services is not about a single change - it is about redesigning the way regional services are delivered in NSW and creating a flexible organisation for the future that has a commercial and customer focus."
Chair of the LLS Board of Chairs John Macarthur-Stanham said he was delighted to have the leaders of LLS together for the first time.
"These two days will allow the chairs to work together to begin to lay the foundation for an effective and efficient LLS that will respond to regional priorities and improve service delivery to landholders," Mr Macarthur-Stanham said.
"Setting the groundwork and being clear on the strategic direction of the organisation will ensure we hit the ground running when LLS launches in the New Year."
From January, Local Land Services will incorporate the roles and functions of catchment management authorities, livestock health and pest authorities and some of the agriculture advisory services from the Department of Primary Industries.
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