Shane Fitzsimmons to headline LLS and Landcare conference

Shane Fitzsimmons to headline LLS and Landcare conference

Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW, will wow the crowd in Tweed Heads as the keynote speaker for the NSW Landcare & Local Land Services Conference in 2022.

Commissioner Fitzsimmons will draw from his experiences as the former Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service (RFS), guiding NSW through the devastating 2019-20 bushfire season, to delve into a range of thought-provoking topics.

"Our recent experiences - from drought and bushfire, storm and flood, to COVID-19 - have shown us that collaboration is key to improving response, recovery and building resilience into the future," Commissioner Fitzsimmons said.

"This event is an opportunity to reflect, consider lessons learnt, and identify ways we can better work together and with the community to improve outcomes for all into the future.

"After being so actively involved in the bushfire response as the NSW RFS Commissioner, I'm now in the unique and privileged position of working with those same communities through their bushfire recovery as the Commissioner of Resilience NSW.

"As part of this event, I will share my personal experience of the 2019-20 bushfire season, provide an update on the recovery operation and outline my vision for a more aware, more prepared and more resilient NSW."

Local Land Services Board Acting Chair, Allison Harker, said farmers, Landcarers and community groups also have an opportunity to present at the conference, with expressions of interest now open.

"We are looking for presentations and workshops that showcase resilience, as well as how we can rethink, renew and recharge to create a sustainable future," Ms Harker said.