Our role in floods: Local Land Services and NSW DPI
Local Land Services and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) provide support for affected landholders during emergencies through Local Control Centres.
DPI are the lead agency, with staff from both agencies providing on ground support in the form of:
- coordinating aerial surveillance of flood-affected areas and mustering if required
- alerting landholders of stock that are stranded or otherwise at risk
- providing onground support where needed
- providing emergency accommodation for displaced companion animals and livestock.
Landholders should call 1300 795 299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report all agricultural losses including fencing, crops and stranded, injured or deceased livestock.
Early reporting is essential to gain an understanding of flood damage extent.
Landholders who do not require support or assistance with stock and infrastructure are still encouraged to report damage and stock losses.
This information provides a more accurate picture of damage and losses across the region which assists with the allocation of adequate resources by the partnering agencies.
For life threatening emergencies, contact the SES on 132500.
Natural disaster recovery assistance for primary producers
There are a range of measures in place to support farmers affected by the current floods.