Strategic Regional Land Use Policy
In 2012, the NSW Government introduced the Strategic Regional Land Use Policy to better manage the potential conflicts arising from the proximity of mining and coal seam gas (CSG) activity to our high quality agricultural land, in some parts of the State.
Since the introduction of the Policy the Government has introduced safeguards which will protect some five million hectares of residential and strategic agricultural land across the State from the impacts of mining and coal seam gas activity.
Between 4 October and 8 November 2013, the Government exhibited additional proposals referred to as stage-two CSG exclusion zones, strategic agricultural land mapping and equine and viticulture critical industry cluster maps in the Upper Hunter region (see below). The exhibition of these proposals has now concluded and submissions received are currently under consideration.
Getting the balance right – NSW Land Use - a brochure that explains what the NSW Government has achieved so far under the Policy, and the initiatives recently exhibited.
Amendment to the Mining SEPP exhibition
The exhibition of this amendment to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007 (Mining SEPP) has now closed. Click here to view the exhibition materials.
NSW Government protects key farmland and homes
High-quality agricultural land to be protected in: