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.
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 will be provided to farmers recovering from damage caused by severe flooding and storms in the Hunter and Central Coast. The grants are available in the local government areas of Dungog, Great Lakes, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton and to parishes of Branxton, Heddon and Stockrington. Oyster growers in Port Stephens and Brisbane Waters are also eligible. Affected primary producers should contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 to see if they are eligible.
LLS is the consent authority for the Native Vegetation Act, which governs clearing of native vegetation on rural land in NSW. We can provide advice on what clearing is allowable without consent and undertake assessments to determine if consent can be granted when it is required.
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.
Be sure to check out our page and 'like' it so you can keep up to date with news, resources and events across the Hunter.
- Have a say on your Local Land Services
16 June 2015
- Recovery grants for flood affected landholders
15 June 2015
- NSW Oyster industry plans for the future
22 May 2015
- Plan ahead and save - Lamb survival webinar
21 May 2015
- Landcare successes in the spotlight
08 May 2015
- Fodder drops bring relief to starving stock
06 May 2015