Our region has diverse landscapes including rainforests and wetlands. Agricultural activities include dryland and irrigated cropping, fodder, vineyards, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, alpacas and goats, horse breeding, poultry and aquaculture.
If your property was affected by the floods and you’ve got something similar to this, it might be a good idea to give it a bit of a clean-up so you don’t get Giant Reed infestations occurring. Hunter Local Land Services has officers that can come to your property and give you advice on control and also re-vegetation of your river-bank.
Local high schools have created TV advertisements to educate people about the effects of marine debris, as part of an environmental learning program. The winning advertisement will be aired on NBN TV throughout August 2015. Vote now!
In this video, District Veterinarian Digby Rayward provides some stock tips for landholders recovering from flooding.
An on-ground baiting program to help control wild dogs and foxes will be undertaken in the Lower Hunter Region from 8 July to 8 December 2015. Landholders are encouraged to participate, with Hunter LLS providing free training. Signage will be posted in the areas to notify and warn residents. Landholders are warned not to enter baiting locations with domestic pets, and to ensure domestic dogs are contained. To participate in the program, contact Ross Garland on 0428 686 091.
Lodge your annual land and stock return by 31 August to help safeguard biosecurity and ensure market access for NSW producers.
Read the June edition of Regional Outlook for updated flood recovery information as well as the latest on our projects, activities and events.
The forthcoming Hunter Local Land Services Strategic Plan will prioritise and direct our customer services, partnerships and investment across the Hunter region for the next five years.
The plan will shortly be on public exhibition and we'd like to get your feedback.
REGISTER to take part.
Clean up and recovery grants of up to $15,000 are available to eligible farmers and oyster growers recovering from damage caused by severe flooding and storms in the Hunter and Central Coast. Affected primary producers should contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 to see if they are eligible.
Flood AssistanceRates deferment
Ratepayers in natural disaster declared areas will be able to defer payment of their rates by three months. Ratepayers in flood-affected areas have until 27 August 2015 to pay and can disregard any overdue payment notices. Payment plans are also available for all ratepayers. For more information, please contact us on 1300 795 299.
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- Student marine debris video challenge
28 July 2015
- Port Stephens oyster farmers working together to rebuild
14 July 2015
- Caring for Country and sharing knowledge key to healthy land
09 July 2015
- Landholders encouraged to support baiting program in Lower Hunter
08 July 2015
- Annual Land and Stock Returns vital in emergency management
02 July 2015
- Have a say on your Local Land Services
16 June 2015