VOTING OPENS FOR NORTH WEST & NORTHERN TABLELANDS LLS BOARDS

Thursday, 9 April 2020

MINISTER for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has called on the region’s landholders to have their say with voting open from today for the region’s two Local Land Services (LLS) boards.

Mr Marshall said there were seven candidates in the Northern Tablelands LLS region and eight in the North West election, with three positions available on each of the boards.

“Local Land Services board members play a crucial role in identifying and delivering the services our region needs the most,” Mr Marshall said.

“Which is why it is so important we have board members from live and work in our local communities and who understand the issues that are affecting our landholders and primary producers.

“Our region’s farmers are still battling the devastating impacts of drought and bushfires, which is why it is more important than ever to have strong voices on our LLS board.

“I encourage everyone to have their say before voting closes on Friday, 8 May.”

Mr Marshall said it wa fortunate that voting can be completed online, so landholders can still participate in the election process and abide to the health advice for COVID-19.

“COVID-19 may have temporarily changed the way we live our lives, but it is important that this voting process is flexible so that everyone has an opportunity to cast their vote,” Mr Marshall said.

All LLS ratepayers are eligible to vote and as of this year, all ratepayers will be included on the electoral roll automatically.

Details on how to vote, and links to the candidates, are available on the LLS election website www.lls.nsw.gov.au/board-elections

Key dates:

● voting opens today (Thursday, 9 April 2020)
● registrations for online voting packs closes at AEST 5pm Wednesday, 6 May
● voting closes at AEST 5pm Friday, 8 May 2020
● election results will be announced in June.

For up to date and official COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information and advice, click on the link – nsw.gov.au/covid-19

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