The NSW Parliament passed the Local Land Services Bill 2013 on 27 June, paving the way for 11 regional Local Land Services organisations to be operational in January 2014.
The Local Land Services Act 2013 became fully operational in January 2014.
The Local Land Services Act 2013 established Local Land Services, repealed the Rural Lands Protection Act 1998, the Rural Lands Protection Amendment Act 2008 and the Catchment Management Authorities Act 2003.
The legislation makes NSW the only State where publicly-funded biosecurity, natural resources management and agricultural advisory services are provided by a single organisation.
Catchment Management Authorities, Livestock Health and Pest Authorities and some advisory services of the Department of Primary Industries, which previously operated separately, form the integrated Local Land Services with a shared focus.