Landholders across the State will start to receive their Local Land Services (LLS) rates notices in the mail, but this year there will be a welcome number in the balance owed column – zero.

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the Drought Relief Package – worth more than $1 Billion – included a special waiver for LLS rates for this year providing welcome relief for drought-affected rural and regional landholders.

“While rates are a vital source of income for LLS – supporting the organisation’s biosecurity, emergency response and animal health work across NSW – it is important at this time to provide full support to landholders who are focusing on getting back on their feet following one of the worst droughts on record,” Mr Anderson said. “Landholders from Nundle to Nowendoc, Barraba to Bendemeer and Tamworth to Tambar Springs and all points inbetween pay LLS rates each quarter and we hope this measure eases some of the burden our producers are feeling at the moment.”

“The Nationals in Government are committed to being there for landholders when it matters. We know LLS teams across the state will continue to meet community expectations and deliver a comprehensive service to landholders at this really tough time.”

Kevin Anderson