The NSW Nationals in Government will once again waive all Local Land Services (LLS) rates for this year to provide relief for farmers going through devastating bushfires and crippling drought.

Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said during these difficult times, every little bit of support counted and that waiving LLS rates would help reduce the cost and psychological burden on hard-working farmers.

“My top priority is to make sure farmers are getting the support they need during this difficult period and waiving LLS rates is just one thing we can do to help,” Mr Marshall said.

“For example, a farmer on 2500 hectares could save at least $3000 a year by not having to pay their LLS rates, meaning with this year’s waiver, in addition to the 2019 waiver, they will have saved upwards of $6000 over two years. In our region, the average saving is around $4000 this year.”

To find out more about available assistance measures and eligibility criteria, visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/droughthub or phone the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593.