2 Members of Gwymac nominated for the Northern Tablelands LLS Board

30th Jan 2014

Robert Mason and David Worsley have been nominated for positions with the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Board, to be decided by 12th March 2014.  If you have not enrolled to vote and are a current rate payer with the LHPA, then you need to contact  the Northern Tableland LLS Office on 6728 8020 by the 17th February in order to enrol and have a say in the local elections for the LLS Board.  Some background on the two nominees are included below.

Robert Mason:

“ It is essential that the three remaining board member positions be filled by Rural Land Holders. I am a farmer and have been for the past forty years and I am sure I can bring a lot of experience to the position.  I have been working for farmers for the last twenty years through my involvement with Landcare and I am in my fourth term as Chairman of Gwymac

Prior to becoming a grazier I spent some eighteen years with a large machinery dealership, retailing agricultural and industrial machinery.    I was a branch manager for eight years, a position that required participation in many business training sessions, and management schools.

My involvement with Landcare ; prior management experience, and a partnership in a grazing business will assist me with the decision making and responsibilities of being a board member on the LLS board.

If I am elected to the Board the needs of Landholders will be my top priority.  My focus will be on management of natural resources as well as feral animal control, such as rabbits, foxes, pigs and a new threat, at least in my area, feral deer.   Animal biosecurity will also be high on my agenda.   This is why I believe it is most important to control feral animals, especially pigs and deer.

I am seeking the support of you the Gwymac members by voting for me at the time of the election.”

David Worsley:

“I am a second generation farmer 40km north of Inverell currently running fine wool merinos, crossbred lambs and an angus breeding herd with my wife and four children.   I also work for a private training company on a contract basis delivering Property management planning, faecal egg counting and Farm Chemical Training Australia wide through the internet. I have been extensively involved in the community for a number of years and am currently

  • Vice chairman of Gwymac Landcare

  • President of the Pindaroi/Wellingrove Wild dog society

  • President of the Nullamanna Hall trust

  • Secretary of the Nullamanna Landcare group

  • Member of the Northern Inland Pest Animal Committee

  • Member of the Farmlink Mental Health Steering Committee

  • Member of Nullamanna Fire Brigade

 My qualifications include

  • Degree in Applied Science Agriculture

  • Diploma of Education

  • TAE40110 Training and Assessment

  • TAELLN411 Address Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy

  • Certificate in Corporate Governance

  • Professional Wool Classer

Last year I won the Regional Landcare Primary Producer Award and am a previous winner of the Inverell Ag Bureau Winter Crop Competition and the Black/Woods Property Management Competition.

I feel that I can make a major positive contribution to the Board of LLS as I have worked extensively with LHPA, National Parks, CMA and Landcare in various roles and projects. With my farming background I will be able to assist in the development of a cohesive one stop shop which will look after the rights of us the ratepayers and deliver value for our rates dollars.”