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Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

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Surya McEwen joins Freedom Flotilla Coalition

Surya McEwen has volunteered on Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s voyage to take 5,500 tonnes of food and medicine to the Palestinian people, in one of the most dangerous war-torn parts of the planet.

Man charged over alleged child approaches – Coffs/Clarence

A man has appeared in court today charged following an investigation into an alleged child approaches at Red Rock last week.

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.

Community land trust group home approved 

Construction work on the Shire’s first permanent group home for women and children in housing stress could begin within months, after the project was formally approved by Byron Council.

More children suffer

It is hoped that Byron Council have a local policy that addresses Closing the Gap. This addresses the ongoing...

Less parking more drainage say New Brighton residents

Bad weather on the weekend only served to highlight an ongoing drainage problem in New Brighton, with residents incredulous at Council’s plan to create dozens of new car parking spaces, yet they can’t, or won’t, fix the drainage problem.

Recruitment for LLS boards closes on Tuesday, 30 August.

Local Land Services (LLS) is one of the means that governments use to manage and direct how local land is utilised and managed and they are currently looking for locals to join their 11 regional boards. 

‘Our board members bring local views and experience to the table to help guide the strategic future of Local Land Services, helping to improve sustainable land and natural resource management for our customers and the environment,’ they stated in a media release this morning. 

‘Our board members bring a wealth of knowledge and ideas to our regional teams and help shape the priorities and goals for each region,’ said Steve Orr, LLS Chief Executive Officer.

‘We respect the experience and vision of our boards to help us innovate and deliver real outcomes for our landholders, and we are always keen to get new perspectives.

‘We understand the diversity of our boards need to reflect our modern industries and communities, so are encouraging anyone who is passionate about growing their community to apply before 30 August 2022.’

You can apply online via www.lls.nsw.gov.au/board-recruitment.

Local Land Services is currently looking for 23 ministerially appointed board members, including the Chair of the South East Board. Ideally all candidates will be over 18 and reside in the region they are applying for.

The North Coast board is currently looking for two members to join their LLS board and there are also positions available as listed:

  • Central Tablelands – 2 Board Members
  • Central West – 2 Board Members
  • Greater Sydney – 2 Board Members
  • Hunter – 2 Board Members
  • Murray – 2 Board Members
  • North Coast – 2 Board Members
  • Northern Tablelands – 2 Board Members 
  • North West – 2 Board Members 
  • Riverina – 2 Board Members  
  • South East – 1 Chair, 2 Board Members 
  • Western – 2 Board Members        

If you want to know more, download the information pack via www.lls.nsw.gov.au/board-recruitment or call our team on 1300 795 299. Hurry, recruitment closes on Tuesday, 30 August.

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