Rate Relief: Landholders across NSW will see their Local Land Services (LLS) rates showing a zero balance for 2021. LLS Chief Executive Officer, David Witherdin said the rate relief was part of the NSW Government’s latest drought support package. “Landholders will still have access to our technical experts, programs and training, while making valuable savings.” Head to the LLS website at https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au, contact your closest office, or call 1300 795 299 if you would like more information about your rates notice or to find out more about the services offered by LLS.
Photography Competition: The hugely popular Spirit of the Bush photography competition is back. Rural Aid is putting the call out to snappers of all ages and abilities to submit their most stunning photographs of life on the land. The winning photographs will be turned into a beautiful 2022 calendar available to purchase.
A panel of judges will determine the best bush snaps in 12 categories: Farming Generations; Drought; Fire; Flood; Life On A Farm; Farm Animals; Rural Women; Rural Men; Outback Kids; Rural Landscapes; Man’s Best Friend and Small Towns. Winners will be awarded a feature in the 2022 calendar, and a Rural Aid prize pack. Photos can be submitted at https://woobox.com/srqwkg until 5pm (AEST) Monday, 31st May. For more information, contact Rural Aid media on 0447 116 757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Years Of Rural Storytelling: ABC program Landline is celebrating its 30th anniversary of telling stories about farming, agriculture, food, economics, innovation, climate, infrastructure, and communities from Australia’s rural and regional heartland. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said Landline had played a key role showcasing agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries and Australia’s regional and rural communities. “Landline highlights the initiative and resourcefulness of our farmers.
Youth Parliament deadline extended: Young local changemakers can still make their mark on NSW politics with the Y NSW extending applications for Youth Parliament to 5pm today (Friday, 26th March). Y NSW Youth Parliament brings together young people in years 10 to 12 (or equivalent age) to lead, learn and connect through parliamentary education, community engagement, confidence building and teamwork. Find out more or apply today visit the Youth Parliament website.