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.
Wild rabbits are Australia's most widespread and destructive environmental and agricultural vertebrate pest. If you're having problems with wild rabbits, contact us on 1300 795 299 for advice and assistance on how to manage these and other invasive species. Further information: Guide to controlling wild rabbits
Applications are now open for various grant programs, and eligible landholders, producers, community groups and organisations are encouraged to take advantage of funds, which have been made available through a range of NSW and Australian Government programs.
Comments are welcome until 4 December 2015 on the first draft statewide planning framework for travelling stock reserves. Download the framework and a fact sheet.
Our Wyong office has a new phone number: 02 43558200. Other details, such as the address, remain the same.
Hunter LLS has opened a new office at Scone TAFE Campus, 2 Flemington Drive, Scone. Our offices at 206 Kelly Street, Scone and 160 Bridge Street, Muswellbrook have now closed and relocated to the new premises. The new office gives landholders greater access to our services and advice, with a team of extension, field and customer service staff, including a district veterinarian, on hand.
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Hunter Primary producers affected by the April 2015 storm and flooding have until 15 December to apply for the Natural Disaster Relief Scheme grants. Recovery grants of up to $15,000 are available to eligible producers for clean-up and restoration costs.
- Emergency response effort praised as flood recovery continues
20 November 2015
- Grant program aims to build skills within Aboriginal communities
17 November 2015
- Landholders have their say on Local Land Services’ future direction
16 November 2015
- Photographers flock to Stockton Sandspit
12 November 2015
- Dairy industry in the spotlight at community advisory meeting
11 November 2015
- Clean-up of flood-ravaged Torryburn begins
09 November 2015