Riverina Local Land Services

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.

The region

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:

  • Rangelands
  • Irrigation Areas
  • Riverina Plains
  • Murrumbidgee
  • 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.

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ACT NRM Council

North West Local Land Services

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 region

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.

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NRM South

NRM South is one of 56 natural resource management organisations in Australia and one of three in Tasmania. Their role is to protect, sustainably manage and improve the natural resources for the shared environmental, social and economic benefit of the community.

The region

The Southern Tasmanian NRM Region covers 2.5 million hectares, including Hobart and its urban fringes and towns. Supporting almost half of Tasmania’s population of 514,000 it spans the 12 municipalities of Brighton, Central Highlands, Clarence, Derwent Valley, Glamorgan Spring Bay, Glenorchy, Hobart, Huon Valley, Kingborough, Sorell, Southern Midlands and Tasman as well as the state and federal electoral divisions of Franklin, Denison and roughly one-third of Lyons. It encompasses the world heritage areas of the South West Wilderness and Macquarie Island, four internationally recognised Ramsar-listed wetlands, seven national parks and 22 marine reserves, and an array of varying ecosystems with high terrestrial, estuarine and marine biodiversity.

Its people cover a broad social and demographic spectrum, and are employed in a variety of industries from aquaculture to government administration, renewable energy to food production. Industries such as agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism rely on the region’s natural resources for current and future success, and contribute significantly to the region’s economy and identity.

Southern Tasmanians are energetic volunteers and there are over 120 community groups caring for bushland, coastal areas and cultural heritage in the region. There are also many active landholder and farmer groups working to improve the management of natural resources.

Southern Tasmania’s wealth of natural resources underpins its economic, social and environmental wellbeing. Its richness of natural assets and diversity presents both opportunities and complex management challenges.

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North Coast Local Land Services