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Hunter Local Land Services Part of your community
Advisory services

Reliable professional advice supporting agricultural production and management of natural resources

Emergency response

Timely coordinated action on pests and diseases and natural disasters like flood, fire and drought

Natural resource management

 Sustainable use of our land and water

Biosecurity

Working together to protect primary industries, the economy, the environment and our community

Hunter

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.

Map of Hunter LLS Region

Updates

  • video

    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.

  • livestock

    In this video, District Veterinarian Digby Rayward provides some stock tips for landholders recovering from flooding.

  • Biosecurity

    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.

  • Biosecurity

    Lodge your annual land and stock return by 31 August to help safeguard biosecurity and ensure market access for NSW producers.

  • Strategic Plan

    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.

  • Flood Assistance

    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 Assistance
    Rates 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.

    Rates information

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