The Greater Sydney Local Land Services (LLS) region extends from some of the most intensely urbanised localities in NSW, through to vast World Heritage protected wilderness areas, and expansive coastal waterways.
The important natural resources of the region underpin significant economic activity. The Greater Sydney LLS region covers just 1.5 per cent of the land area of NSW, yet it accounts for seven per cent of the State’s agricultural output.
Agricultural production involves intensive industries such as market gardens, poultry and turf. Preservation of high value precincts such as the Hawkesbury floodplain and the orchard areas on volcanic soil at Bilpin is important in ensuring food security for Sydney.
Foxes and rabbits are an issue in built‑up areas of the Greater Sydney LLS region.
Greater Sydney LLS works to encourage sustainable production and environmental stewardship.
With plateaus, coastal and estuarine landscapes, river valleys and beaches, the Greater Sydney region is known for market gardens, poultry, fruit, mushrooms, flowers and turf.
Riverina Local Land Services works with land managers and the community to improve primary production within healthy landscapes. They help people make better decisions about the land they manage and assist rural and regional communities to be profitable and sustainable into the future.
Riverina LLS connect people with groups, information, support and funding to improve agricultural productivity and better manage our natural resources.
Riverina Local Land Services is bounded by Harden in the east, Hay in the west, Hillston in the north and Lockhart in the south. The area covers around 67,000 square kilometres (6.7 million hectares) of land and is serviced by 17 Local Governments with over 166,000 people. Wagga Wagga is the largest centre in the Riverina LLS region with a population of close to 60,000 people.
The Murrumbidgee River winds through the region and is the second largest river of the Murray-Darling system. The word Murrumbidgee means ‘big water’ in the Wiradjuri language.
There are six unique landscapes in the Riverina LLS region which are consistent with how communities relate to their landscape:
- Irrigation Areas
- Riverina Plains
- South West Slopes
- South West Highlands
Land use in the Riverina LLS area is mainly agricultural with dry land grazing and cereal based cropping accounting for over 80% of land use. Irrigation farming in the region covers over 5% of the area.
Many natural assets of international and national importance are found in the area serviced by the Riverina LLS: The Ramsar listed site Fivebough and Tuckerbil wetlands found near Leeton and numerous national parks and reserves.
Communities in the Riverina region see agricultural production as important to the country’s food security and work toward being resilient to climate variability and the changing economy.
North West Local Land Services work with land managers and the community to improve primary production within healthy landscapes.
They help people make better decisions about the land they manage and assist rural and regional communities to be profitable and sustainable into the future.
North West LLS connect people with groups, information, support and funding to improve agricultural productivity and better manage natural resources.
The North West LLS region is located in the North West of NSW stretching from Quirindi in the south and north to the Queensland border and Bendemeer in the east to Walgett in the west.
It is bounded by the Great Dividing Range in the east, the Liverpool Ranges and the Warrumbungle Ranges in the south and the Nandewar Ranges in the north. Major tributaries are the Namoi, Peel, Cockburn, Manilla and McDonald rivers in the Namoi Catchment and the Macintyre, Gwydir, Severn and Barwon rivers in the Gwydir Catchment.
The North West LLS region is made up of the council areas of Gunnedah, Gwydir, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth and Walgett. The region has an area of approximately 82,000 km2, a distance of over 440 kilometres.
Local people, local services
North West LLS is one statewide organisation offering integrated services, delivered regionally and tailored for each community, industry and landscape. They work to develop:
- resilient, self-reliant and prepared local communities
- biosecure, profitable, productive and sustainable primary industries
- healthy, diverse and connected natural environments.