The NSW Nationals in the state government have once again waived Local Land Services rates for 2021, as farmers across the state work towards drought recovery.
Farmers have been doing it tough over the past three years, and while conditions have improved significantly, drought recovery does not happen overnight.
The NSW Nationals in the state government have stood side-by-side with our primary producers through years of devastating drought, and we are just as committed to ensuring they bounce back stronger than ever.
We are pleased that once again the NSW Nationals in the state government have been able to waive LLS rates for farmers as during this critical phase of drought recovery, every bit of support counts.
LLS ratepayers can expect their notices to arrive in the coming weeks, informing them that their rates have been waived for 2021.
This is the third year in a row the NSW Nationals in the state government have been able to support primary producers by waiving LLS rates.
This is a $50 million investment across the state that will allow landholders to use the money they would have spent on rates elsewhere, but still access all the services offered by LLS.
LLS has a range of technical experts, specialising in areas like biosecurity and agricultural production, who are on-hand to help local landholders make better decisions about the land they manage.
After years of severe drought, these decisions can give farmers an upper hand as they recover from drought, and the NSW Nationals in the state government encourage them to reach out to their local team.
The NSW Nationals in the state government have provided more than $4 billion in drought and water infrastructure support to farmers.
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.
For more information about the services offered by LLS, or to find your closest office, visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 795 299.