MILTON dairy farmer and former Shoalhaven City Councillor Robert Miller has thrown his hat into the ring for the Local Land Services Board election.
“I think it is important to have a local voice on the board,” Mr Miller said.
“I believe I have the necessary finance skills and business background, as well as being a significant landholder, to represent the South Coast and Illawarra region.”
Mr Miller said he was concerned that future centralisation of the board could result in the closure of the Department of Agriculture office in Berry and the Catchment Management Authority office in Nowra.
Voting commenced this week, with 261 candidates standing across 11 Local Land Services regions.
Voting in the inaugural elections will close at 5pm on March 12, 2014, with board members having input into the strategy, business decisions and governance of their Local Land Services region.