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Marg Duffy joins Local Land Services team in Lithgow


Newly appointed Land Services Officer, Marg Duffy, has been welcomed in to the Central Tablelands Local Land Services team.

Marg has taken up her role based in Lithgow, working with landholders, the community and other stakeholders to support projects focused on native vegetation, biodiversity and riparian health.

Local Land Services works closely with farmers, landholders and the broader community to deliver services that add value to local agricultural industries, enhance natural resources, and protect industry from pests and disease.

Marg Duffy is working with Senior Land Services Officer, Huw Evans, on the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project and a new project, ‘Swamped By Threats’, that aims to conserve threatened species that rely on upland swamps habitat. This project has been assisted by the NSW Government’s Environment Trust.

Prior to joining Local Land Services, Marg worked on the Mid North Coast in vocational education and training and community organisation management. She has extensive experience in developing strategies to solve local problems and sourcing funding for community organisations such as Landcare and community environmental groups.

Marg Duffy has also worked in the local government sector in NSW and Tasmania, primarily in grant administration, policy, and tenders and contracts.

“In my new role with Local Land Services, I’m looking forward to collaborating with landholders, agency partners, and community groups on the Central Tablelands on important projects to protect diversity and threatened species,” declared Marg.

Central Tablelands Local Land Services has recently launched a range of funding initiatives to support resilient and productive landholders and communities.

The 2016-2017 Funding and Grants Program offers assistance to farmers, landholders, and community groups such as Local Councils, Landcare Groups and Indigenous groups across the Central Tablelands.

Funding is targeted at remnant woodland conservation, native grasslands and revegetation activities, property planning, groundcover management, the protection of threatened species, and the restoration and protection of creeks and rivers.

Incentives will be available for Landcare and Local Government groups for environmental and sustainable agriculture projects. Local Land Services will also fund community events to provide information about the diversity of threatened species that can found in the Central Tablelands region.

Landholders are encouraged to visit the Central Tablelands Local Land Services website for more information at: centraltablelands.lls.nsw.gov.au or contact your nearest Central Tablelands Local Land Services office in Lithgow, Cowra, Bathurst, Mudgee, Molong or Orange.

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