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Panel extends invite for community consultation workshops on Local Land Services


The Local Land Services Stakeholder Reference Panel will step up community and stakeholder engagement in the development of the new Local Land Services, with public consultation workshops across the State.

“We are pleased to announce the next phase of our public consultation on Local Land Services with interactive workshops in 19 locations from February to April next year,” Natural Resources Commissioner and Chair of the Panel, Dr John Keniry AM said.

“These public consultation workshops will follow three months of collecting and analysing online feedback through the Panel’s Have Your Say site.

“The purpose of these workshops is to allow community and stakeholders to have their say on the four main pillars of Local Land Services, being: boundaries, governance, services and the rating framework.

“The background papers on each of these pillars will be placed on the Have Your Say site during January 2013 for participants to read prior to attending the workshops.”

Dr Keniry said the workshops will be interactive and focussed on getting the most out of everyone’s time.

“I will be joined by Mick Keogh, Executive Director of the Australian Farm Institute, who will facilitate these workshops, and other members of the Stakeholder Reference Panel,” he said.

“There will be time for questions and discussion, but we will be focused on making sure attendees get actively involved in developing ideas, identifying risks and flagging needs and requirements specific to their region.

“I encourage everyone to come along and be involved in the development of this new, modern and exciting organisation, Local Land Services.

“The Stakeholder Reference Panel also continues to welcome feedback on the Have Your Say site, via fax, or in writing.”

More information, including dates, locations and RSVP, go to the Have Your Say site.

The Stakeholder Reference Panel is an independent body guiding the development of Local Land Services, working with community and stakeholder groups to identify how the new organisation can best deliver valuable services to the people of rural and regional NSW.

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