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Local Land Services Chair visits the North Coast

NCLLS team members and State ChairRecently appointed Chair of the Local Land Services Board of Chairs, Tim de Mestre, visited the North Coast this week to meet staff and better understand the region. He was welcomed in Grafton by North Coast Local Land Services Acting Chair, Mark Bulley, board members and staff.

Tim de Mestre said of the visit, “Since my appointment as Chair of the Local Land Services board I continue to hear so many great examples of the team in the North Coast region helping land managers with their knowledge, networks and experience.

“Local Land Services is helping secure the future of farming and the environment across New South Wales.

“Our projects and partnerships grow farm productivity and healthy environments but also play a vital role in helping to protect against pests, diseases and environmental threats," Tim said

Mark Bulley was pleased to host Tim and introduce local staff.

“The Local Land Services team works hard to help the community protect the reputation of our clean, green environment and agricultural produce and that is particularly relevant here on the North Coast.

“We are home to the third most biodiverse region in Australia and one of the state’s most diverse agricultural industries.

“It’s good to see Tim travelling around early to meet local staff and Boards and it’s important that our staff are able to discuss local issues and opportunities with him.” Mark said.

Tim finished his visit on a positive note, “I know the issues affecting farmers and the community on the North Coast are different to those in other parts of New South Wales and that’s why it is so important to ensure our regional Local Land Services are best placed to deliver services that address those needs.

“I am determined to capitalise on the things we are doing right and remove the barriers that are preventing us from doing things better to ensure Local Land Services continues to help secure the future of farming and the environment”.

“I look forward to working with our customers, partners, stakeholders and investors over the coming months to build an even stronger Local Land Services on the North Coast and across NSW.”

Media contact:

For interviews with Bruce Brown, General Manager, North Coast Local Land Services
Contact Michelle Gapes 0429 824 321

For interviews with Tim de Mestre, Chair of Chairs, Local Land Services
Contact Jess Winch 0439 954 278

Photo caption:

North Coast Local Land Services team members with Tim de Mestre, Local Land Services Chair of Chairs.
L to R: Dean Chamberlain, Selina Miller, Tim de Mestre, Kate Campbell and Nigel Blake.