LLS: New Chair of Chairs

NSW Farmers has today welcomed the appointment of the new Chair of the Local Land Services Board of Chairs, Tim de Mestre.

NSW Farmers’ President Derek Schoen said “Agriculture has an important part to play in growing the state’s economy, but the full potential of the LLS must be unlocked so that the industry can fully perform.

“The commercial background of Mr de Mestre will serve him well in approaching the role.”

When providing feedback on the LLS strategic plan, NSW Farmers noted that the values of LLS should be adjusted to reflect a greater emphasis on commercially focused, productive, profitable agriculture.

Mr Schoen continued: “It’s now time for the LLS to deliver to the farmers of NSW. There is no plan B.

“There was a need to change the three pre-existing organisations, but now it is time for the LLS strategy to be actioned.

“Critically, development and extension needs to be central to the success of the LLS long term.

“There should be clear roles and responsibilities; and boots on the ground.”

The Department of Primary Industries has set a goal of a 30% increase in the value of NSW primary industries by 2030.

Contact: Adair Moar

Phone: 0418 477 198

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