A chance to contribute with North Coast Local Land Services
There are currently two opportunities for local landholders to be involved with North Coast Local Land Services.
The elections for locally-elected Board members are being held on 31 May 2017 and nominations from interested ratepayers are now open.
Local Board members provide an important contribution to the delivery of high-quality, integrated services to landholders and ensure those services are in touch with the needs of local communities.
Candidate nominations for local Board members is now open and closes at 12 pm on Monday 27 March 2017.
Ratepayers must be enrolled to vote in Local Land Services elections. Ratepayers can enroll until Friday 31 March 2017 and nominate until Monday 27 March 2017 through the Local Land Services website .
North Coast Local Land Services are also encouraging interested individuals and organisations to have their say on the draft North Coast Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan.
The Plan will guide resource allocation and investment in the region and will provide a consistent basis for regional planning and delivery. The consultation period is an opportunity for stakeholders, organisations and interested community members to provide feedback on the management of weeds in our region.
The Plan sets the vision for weed management on the North Coast for the five years from 2017, and outlines strategies and actions to achieve goals that focus on shared responsibility for weed management.
Copies of the Regional Plan and feedback forms are available at the North Coast Open website and feedback is invited until Wednesday 8 March 2017.
GOOD NEWS FROM THE AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE FOR FLOOD AFFECTED BUSINESSES
The Australian Taxation Office has initiated fast tracking of refunds for people affected by extreme weather and flooding caused by tropical cyclone Debbie and ex-Cyclone Debbie in Queensland and NSW
· Taxpayers and their Tax and BAS agents will also have additional time to lodge income tax returns and activity statements
· Automatic deferrals of one month are now in place for tax lodgement and payment dates (excluding large pay as you go with holders) for people in identified postcodes
. Those with income tax returns that were due 31 March 2017 now have until 30 April 2017 to lodge
· Monthly activity statements that were due 21 April 2017 have a new lodgement and payment date of 21 May 2017
· Quarterly activity statements that were due 28 April 2017 have a new lodgement and payment date of 28 May 2017