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Board meeting - 18 May 2017

The twenty first meeting of the Hunter Local Land Services (HLLS) Board was held via teleconference.

Lindy Hyam chaired the meeting. Board members in attendance were Ron Campbell, James Clark, Daryl Dutton and Tony Hegarty.

HLLS support staff were also present.

Board sub-committees
The Board reviewed and discussed the Audit, Risk and Governance Charter and the scope of Board committee’s structure and potential alignment with the LLS Board of Chairs sub-committees.

Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan
The Board resolved to adopt the Hunter Regional Strategic Weeds Management Plan subject to incorporation of any final alterations arising from technical review. The Board discussed the need for clear identification of resources available to enable Hunter LLS to meet the legislated and mandated obligations for implementation of the plan.

The Board congratulated Daryl Dutton, Cal Cotter and staff for the quality of their work in developing the Hunter Regional Strategic Weeds Management Plan.

Tocal Field Days
The Board noted the high quality of the visual display in the LLS marquee. The Board discussed the engagement of, and positive comments received from visitors to the marquee. The Board provided feedback for improving the Hunter LLS profile at the Tocal Field Days.

Reports

  • The Board reviewed and approved the reports from the General Manager which included implementation progress and planned activities/issues across business areas of animal biosecurity and welfare, invasive species, natural resource management, agricultural extension and emergency management.
  • The Board reviewed and approved the Business and Finance report which included budget, financial statements, business systems, human resources and fleet information. The Board noted significant progress in the quality of analysis and presentation in the finance report.