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Affordable housing

Housing for very low and low income households where rent or mortgage payments are above 30 per cent of gross household income or the household is eligible to occupy rental accommodation under the National Rental Affordability Scheme.

Agribusiness

A business that earns most or all of its revenues from agriculture. An agribusiness could include food and fibre production, agrichemicals, seed supply, farm machinery wholesale and distribution, freight, logistics, processing, marketing and retail sales. 

Agricultural supply chain 

Comprises input supply (seeds, fertiliser, energy), production, storage, processing transport, marketing and distribution of agricultural produce. 

Biodiversity

Biodiversity or biological diversity describes the variety of life on Earth – the life forms, the different plants, animals and microorganisms, the genes they contain and the ecosystems they form. It is usually considered at three levels: genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity.

Biophysical strategic agricultural lands

Lands with high quality soil and water resources, capable of sustaining high levels of productivity. 

Biosecurity

Measures that are taken to protect the economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds.

Central business district (CBD)

The main cluster of businesses found within a town or city.

Central West and Orana region

The Local Government Areas of Bathurst Regional, Blayney, Bogan, Cabonne, Coonamble, Cowra, Dubbo Regional, Gilgandra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Warrumbungle, Warren and Weddin. 

Centres

Centres provide jobs and services such as shopping, dining, health and personal services to meet the daily and weekly needs of the local community.

Climate change

A change in the state of climate that can be identified by changes in the average and/or the variability of its properties, and that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer.34 

Employment lands

Land zoned for industrial or similar purposes (i.e. land zoned B5 Business Development or B7 Business Park in planning instruments). These are generally lower density employment areas containing concentrations of businesses involved in manufacturing; transport and warehousing; service and repair trades and industries; integrated enterprises with a mix of administration, production, warehousing, research and development; and urban services and utilities. 

Gross regional product (GRP)

A measure of the size of a region’s economy and productivity. The market value of all final goods and services produced in a region within a given period of time.

Household size

The average number of people living in a dwelling in a State, region or locality. 

Housing affordability

A person’s ability to pay for their housing. 

Housing choice

The types of housing available to meet the current or future needs of the community. Housing choice is driven by factors such as the make-up of the population, affordability and lifestyle trends. 

Housing density

One of several measures that describe how intensively an urban area is developed. It is normally measured as the number of dwellings in a given area.

Housing types

Forms of housing, such as single dwellings, boarding houses, dual occupancies, group homes, hostels, multi-dwelling housing, residential flat buildings, secondary dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, seniors housing and shop top housing.

Local plans (Local Environmental Plans or Development Control Plans)

Statutory and non-statutory plans prepared by council for a local government area to guide planning decisions by local councils. Through the use of land zoning and other development controls, a local plan is typically the main mechanism for determining the type and amount of development that can occur on each parcel of land in NSW. Local plans are the main planning tool that shapes the future of communities and ensures local development is appropriate. 

Regional city

Centres with the largest commercial component of any location in the region and that provide a full range of higher-order services, including hospitals and tertiary education services.

Strategic centres

Centres of regional strategic importance, including Cowra, Forbes, Lithgow, Mudgee and Parkes.

Sustainability

Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

1 Regional Development Australia Central West 2016 Value adding to Agriculture in Central West NSW, RDA Central West, Orange

 

2 NSW Trade and Investment 2015 Economic Profile Central West and Orana, "https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/67702/2.-Central-West-Orana_Regional-Economic-Profile_Feb2015.pdf", Prepared for the Economic Development Strategy for Regional NSW, NSW Trade and Investment, Sydney, viewed 6 March 2017

 

3 Regional Development Australia Central West 2016 Value adding to Agriculture in Central West NSW, RDA Central West, Orange 

 

4 Invest NSW Central West n.d. Manufacturing, Regional Development Australia Central West (http://www.investnswcentralwest.com.au/industries/manufacturing/), viewed 6 March 2017.

 

5 Regional Development Australia Central West 2016 Value adding to Agriculture in Central West NSW, RDA Central West, Orange 

 

6 Maverick Biosciences Pty Ltd n. d. Logistics, Maverick Biosciences, viewed 13 March 2017

 

7 Green Distillation Technologies Corporation Ltd n.d. Tyre Recycling in Australia, viewed 13 March 2017

 

8 Ecker, S., Clarke, R., Cartwright, S., Kancans, R., Please, P., and Binks, B. 2010, Drivers of Regional Agritourism and Food Tourism in Australia 2010, Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Canberra

 

9 Regional Development Australia Orana NSW 2015 Regional Plan 2013-2016 Regional Development Australia Orana NSW, RDA Orana NSW, Dubbo

 

10 Central NSW Councils and Regional Development Australia Central West n.d. Forbes, viewed 4 May 2017.

 

11 Regional Development Australia Orana NSW 2015 Regional Plan 2013-2016 Regional Development Australia Orana NSW, RDA Orana NSW, Dubbo

 

12 Epuron 2014, Liverpool Range Wind Farm Environmental Assessment July 2014, Epuron, Sydney, viewed 4 May 2017

 

13 Regional Development Australia n.d. Orana Biohub Project Feasibility Study Overview (http://www.rdaorana.org.au/Default.aspx?SiteSearchID=50&PageID=10932112), viewed 4 May 2017.

 

14 NSW Trade and Investment 2015 Economic Profile Riverina-Murray, Prepared for the Economic Development Strategy for Regional NSW, NSW Trade and Investment, Sydney, viewed 6 March 2017

 

15 UNESCO n.d. Greater Blue Mountains Area, viewed 4 May 2017

 

16 GHD 2013 Orana Region Organisation of Councils, Weather Radar Project Final Report, viewed 4 May 2017.

 

17 ibid. 

 

18 Office of Environment and Heritage n.d.Central West and Orana Climate Change Downloads, viewed 4 May 2017.

 

19 NSW Trade & Investment, Division of Resources & Energy, 2016, Mapping of Naturally Occurring Asbestos in NSW – Known and Potential for Occurrence, Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities, viewed 4 May 2017

 

20 Transport for NSW 2012 NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan, State of NSW, Sydney 

 

21 PWC/Transport for NSW 2015 Containerised cargo demand assessment: Central West NSW, viewed 5 May 2017, 

 

22 ibid.

 

23 ARTC 2010 Melbourne-Brisbane Inland Rail Alignment Study: Final Report July 2010, viewed 10 May 2017, http://www.artc.com.au/library/IRAS_Final%20Report.pdf

 

24 Transport for NSW 2013, NSW Freight and Ports Strategy, State of NSW, Sydney 

 

25 Sydney Airport 2009 Sydney Airport Master Plan 2009, viewed 10 May 2017, https://www.sydneyairport.com.au/corporate/planning-and-projects/master-plan/master-plan-downloads

 

26 ibid.

 

27 NSW Government 2016 State Infrastructure Strategy – Regional NSW, State of NSW, Sydney.

 

28 ibid.

 

29 Infrastructure NSW n.d., Restart NSW, viewed 10 May 2017, http://www.infrastructure.nsw.gov.au/restart-nsw.aspx

 

30 Transport for NSW 2016 Golden Highway Corridor Strategy,viewed 10 May 2017

 

31 Infrastructure NSW n.d., Restart NSW, viewed 10 May 2017, http://www.infrastructure.nsw.gov.au/restart-nsw.aspx

 

32 Roads and Maritime n.d. Improvement program, viewed 10 May 2017, www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/western-nsw/dubbo-bridge/index.html

 

33 Remplan n.d. Community Profile, viewed 10 May 2017, http://www.communityprofile.com.au/dubboregionalcouncil

 

34 Ross Garnaut, 2008, Garnaut Climate Change Review, http://garnautreview.org.au/

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