Farmers have until February 28 to provide the NSW Department of Primary Industries with feedback on a recent review of the state’s Right to Farm Policy to help guide the development of an Agriculture Land Use Planning Strategy (ALUP).

When Daryl Quinlivan was appointed as NSW’s first Agriculture Commissioner in August 2020, one of his first jobs was reviewing the NSW Right to Farm Policy of 2015.

That review has now been conducted and has found that whilst the policy has been delivered, it has not fixed the issues surround land use conflict with farmers.

The Commissioner is now working on an Agriculture Land Use Planning Strategy to address the key issues raised in the review, including:

  • Issue 1: Minimise the loss of productive capacity
  • Issue 2: Reduce and manage land use conflict
  • Issue 3: Support the growth of agriculture and regional economies

To help guide the development of this planning strategy, a series of webinars are being held in early February to provide information about a range of issues related to the policy.

These webinars will enable the sector to deliver crucial feedback to the Commissioner – with all feedback due in by the February 28 cut-off date.

Webinar programme

Options to minimise the loss of productive capacity
Monday 1 February 2-3pm – click here to register.
Wednesday 3 February 10-11am – click here to register.

Options to reduce and manage land use conflict
Tuesday 2 February 10-11am – click here to register.
Thursday 4 February 2-3pm – click here to register.

Options to support the growth of agriculture and regional economies
Wednesday 3 February 2-3pm – click here to register.
Friday 5 February 10-11am – click here to register.

Feedback needed

All feedback should be emailed to agcommissioner@dpi.nsw.gov.au by February 28. Alternatively, you can complete the survey here.

To read the NSW Agriculture Commissioner’s Right to Farm Policy Review report, please click here.

To read more about options for a NSW Agricultural Land Use Planning Strategy, please click here.

The NSW Agriculture Commissioner has now released a review into the current Right To Farm policy in NSW

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