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Local Land Services elections

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On January 1 a new body was formed to provide services for agricultural advice, natural resource management, emergency management, animal pest control and animal biosecurity. This body is the Local Land Services (LLS) and it is an amalgamation of the Catchment Management Authority (CMA), the Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA) and parts of the Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

This is a natural fit of services to landholders and has the potential to produce better and more efficient outcomes.

The LLS is run by a local board consisting of a mix of four government appointees and three elected representatives. The election process has caused some confusion as it is different to the previous election process.

It is important that all eligible voters register to vote so that your voice is heard. At present only about five per cent of eligible voters have registered. It doesn’t matter what you or I think of the process, it is the process that has been implemented by the government legislators not your local Board.

Enrolments to vote must be received by February 17. Eligible people should have received an information pack but if you have any concerns please contact your LLS office (i.e. the previous LHPA offices in Casino and Lismore) where the staff will be able to help you.

As an appointed member I look forward to working with the elected representatives of your choice. Your voice will only be heard if you vote and that involves registering to vote.

Trevor Wilson, LLS board member, Dyraaba


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