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.
Disaster Recovery Centres are now operating in Dungog, Cessnock and Raymond Terrace to help residents who have been affected by the recent storms and floods. Services include financial assistance and advice, temporary housing advice and support, insurance advice, mental health support, assistance for farmers and business support. Centre addresses and operating hours are available on the Minister for Police & Emergency Services website.
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.
Flood AssistanceLandholder Resource Pack
A Landholder Resource Pack is now available to assist flood affected landholders. The pack includes information on the assistance available, plus key contacts and useful information on animal health and pasture options.
Download: Landholder Resource Pack
Flood AssistanceFlood assistance available for landholders
If you require assistance with livestock welfare, transport or fodder, contact the NSW Department of Primary Industries Hotline on 1800 814 647. Staff can assist with moving stock out of floodwaters, reporting damage, disposing of dead animals, and providing advice on disease, animal health and feed options.
Flood AssistanceMissing and found stock
If you have any livestock missing from your property, or have found stray stock as a result of the recent flooding please telephone the NSW Department of Primary Industries Hotline on 1800 814 647. We have a missing and found stock register, and will provide assistance where possible to locate displaced stock. Please call the hotline to report missing or found livestock, including cattle, horses and other stock.
noticeDelays in contacting Hunter LLS
Due to the recent severe weather, Hunter LLS is experiencing technical difficulties which have impacted our telephone system and computer performance. Some customers may experience delays in contacting Hunter LLS. Delays may also be experienced when receiving information from customer service staff due to poor computer performance. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Offices at Merriwa, Muswellbrook, Scone, Taree, Wingham and Wyong are open as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience experienced by our valued customers, and thank you for your patience.
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Local Strategic Plan
We are currently in the process of developing a five year Regional Strategic Plan for the Hunter.
- Fodder drops bring relief to starving stock
06 May 2015
- Extended payment options for Hunter Local Land Services ratepayers
05 May 2015
- Assistance available for flood-affected farmers
01 May 2015
- Hunter landholders advised to prepare for further rainfall
01 May 2015
- Advice on livestock disposal for Hunter landholders
30 April 2015
- Flood assistance available to Hunter landholders
28 April 2015