Review of the Livestock Health and Pest Authorities (Rural Lands Protection Act 1998)
Report on the review
The NSW Government has delivered on its’ pre-election commitment to conduct a full scale review of the LHPA model in response to widespread concern expressed by ratepayers.
The review was conducted by an independent consultant, Mr Terry Ryan, and involved a series of 16 regional consultation meetings, targetted meetings with key stakeholder groups, the release of an Issues Paper and a call for public submissions.
Mr Ryan examined the structure, effectiveness and efficiency of LHPAs, as well as the on-going role of the organisation and its rating system and his report recommends fundamental and far reaching changes to the delivery of rural landholder services in NSW.
Major proposed changes include:
- A staged process to deliver a new regional framework to deliver frontline biosecurity functions and a broader range of services.
- Developing a new risk-based funding model that takes into account the need for appropriate contributions from industry, landholders and government.
- Implementing a management system to improve service delivery, reduce the overall costs of operation and improve transparency and accountability.
The report is available for download from the top/right panel of this page under the 'Report on the review' heading. Submissions will be received until cob Wednesday, 23 May 2012. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to:
LHPA System Review
c\- Julia Trethowan
NSW Trade & Investment
Locked Bag 21
Orange NSW 2800
For further information please contact Julia Trethowan on (02) 6391 3618.