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Affordable housing

Housing for very low and low-income households where rent or mortgage payments are below 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 (seed, fertilizers, 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 micro-organisms, the genes they contain and the ecosystems they form. It is usually considered at three levels: genetic, species and ecosystem diversity.

 

Biodiversity offsets

Measures that benefit biodiversity by compensating elsewhere for the adverse impacts of an action, such as clearing for development. Biodiversity offsets work by protecting and managing biodiversity values in one area in exchange for impacts on biodiversity values in another.

 

Biophysical Strategic Agricultural Lands

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

 

Biosecurity

Biosecurity is the term used to apply to measures that are taken to protect the economy, environment and community from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds.

 

Central business district

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

 

Employment lands

Land zoned for industrial or similar purposes 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.

 

Enabling infrastructure

Essential services that are required for a development to occur, such as water supply, energy supply, wastewater systems, stormwater drainage and vehicular access.

 

Far West region

The local government areas of Balranald, Brewarrina, Bourke, Broken Hill, Central Darling, Cobar, Walgett, Wentworth and the Unincorporated Area.

 

Gross domestic product (GDP)

A measure of the size of a country’s economy and productivity. GDP is defined as the market value of all final goods and services produced in a country within a given period of time.

 

Gross regional product (GRP)

A measure of the size of a region’s economy and productivity. Similar to gross domestic product, GRP is defined as 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

The term refers broadly to 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 diversity 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 dwelling units in a given area.

 

Housing types

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

 

Important agricultural land

The existing or future location of local or regionally important agricultural industries or agricultural resources, mapped using the NSW Department of Primary Industries important agricultural lands methodology.

 

Infill development

Development in areas already used for urban purposes. Specifically, the re-use of a site within the existing urban footprint for new housing, businesses or other urban development.

 

Local centres

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

 

Local plans

A statutory, spatial plan, typically prepared for a local government area by a council, and endorsed by the Minister for Planning. 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 shape the future of communities and ensure local development is appropriate. They guide planning decisions by local councils.

 

Strategic Centres

Centres of regional strategic importance. Broken Hill is the only Strategic Centre in the Far West Region.

 

Sustainability

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

1 Department of Industry – Lands, n.d., Crown Lands and the Western Division, NSW Government, Sydney, www.crownland.nsw.gov.au/crown_lands/western_region 
2 Department of the Environment and Energy, 2016, Australian Heritage Database, Australian Government, Canberra, www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahdb/search.pl?mode=place_detail;place_id=105861
3 Infrastructure NSW, n.d., Transport projects, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.infrastructure.nsw.gov.au/restart-nsw/regional-recommendations/transport-projects.aspx 
4 NSW Department of Industry, n.d., Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.industry.nsw.gov.au/business-and-industry-in-nsw/assistance-and-support/regional-tourism-infrastructure-fund
5 NSW Department of Primary Industry – Water, 2016, Regional Water and Waste Water Backlog Program, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.water.nsw.gov.au/urban-water/regional-water-and-waste-water-backlog-program
6 Deloitte Access Economics, 2014, for NSW Trade and Investment, Gross Regional Product and Employment by Region, 2006-2011, Sydney
7 NSW Trade and Investment, 2015, Far West Economic Profile, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.industry.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/67703/3.-Far-West_Regional-Economic-Profile_Feb2015.pdf 
8 Deloitte Access Economics, 2014, for NSW Trade and Investment, Gross Regional Product and Employment by Region, 2006-2011, Sydney
9 Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, 2012, Food demand to 2050, Opportunities for Australian agriculture, Australian Government, Canberra
10 Grains Research and Development Corporation, 2013, Agricultural robotics – what could future broadacre farming mechanisation look like? Australian Government, Canberra, grdc.com.au/Research-and-Development/GRDC-Update-Papers/2013/09/Agricultural-robotics-what-could-future-broadacre-farming-mechanisation-look-like
11 Western Research Institute Ltd, 2013, for Regional Development Australia Orana, Regional Development Australia Orana: Profile and Opportunities, Australian Government, Canberra.
12 Department of Industry – Resources and Energy, 2007, Cobar’s mining history, www.resourcesandenergy.nsw.gov.au/landholders-and-community/minerals-and-coal/historical/cobars-mining-history
13 AGL, Silverton Wind Farm, 2016, www.agl.com.au/about-agl/how-we-source-energy/renewable-energy/silverton-wind-farm 
14 Balranald Shire Council, n.d., Large Scale Solar Farm for Balranald, www.balranald.nsw.gov.au
15 Destination NSW, n.d., www.visitnsw.com/destinations/outback-nsw/broken-hill-area/broken-hill/attractions/living-desert-and-sculptures
16 Wentworth Shire Council, n.d., Road & Traffic, www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/infrastructure/roads-traffic.aspx
17 Transport for NSW, 2012, NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/b2b/publications/nsw-transport-master-plan-final.pdf
18 Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, 2014, National Land Transport Network 2014 – Rail, Australian Government, Canberra, http://www.investment.infrastructure.gov.au/whatis/network/images/National_Land_Transport_Network_2014_-_Rail.pdf
19 Op cit., Transport for NSW, 2012, NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan
20 Transport for NSW, November 2013, NSW Freight and Ports Strategy, New South Wales Government, Sydney, https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/media/documents/2017/NSW_Freight_and_Ports_Strategy-Full_Strategy-High_Resolution_0.pdf
21 ABC News, 2015, www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-12/2460-million-to-boost-graincorp-freight/6462214
22 Standing Committee on State Development, March 2015, NSW Government Response to the Report of the Inquiry into Regional Aviation Services in New South Wales, www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/DBAssets/InquiryReport/GovernmentResponse/5586/Government%20response%20-%20Regional%20Aviation%20Services%20-.pdf
23 Transport for NSW, December 2013, Western Regional Transport Plan, p. 18, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/b2b/publications/western-regional-transport-plan.pdf
24 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016, Far West and Orana Region Data Summary - Access to Internet at Home, 2011 Census, Canberra
25 Regional Development Australia, 2013, Regional Development Australia Far West Regional Plan  2013-2023, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.rdafarwestnsw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/FINAL-RDAFW-Regional-plan-Final-version-21-October-2013.pdf
26 Far West Council consultations, 2014
27 NSW Standing Committee on State Development Report 36, May 2012, New South Wales Parliament, Sydney
28 Infrastructure NSW, 2014, New South Wales Government, Sydney, State Infrastructure Strategy Update 2014, www.infrastructure.nsw.gov.au/media/43622/inf_j14_871_sis_report_book_web_new.pdf
29 Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Great Artesian Basin, Australian Government, Canberra, www.agriculture.gov.au/water/national/great-artesian-basin
30 Murray–Darling Basin Authority, 2015, Basin Plan, Australian Government, Canberra, www.mdba.gov.au/basin-plan 
31 NSW Department of Primary Industries – Water, 2016, North-western NSW catchments – Lake Frome, Lake Bancannia, Bulloo River and Cooper Creek, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.water.nsw.gov.au/water-management/catchments/north-western-nsw-catchments
32 Far West Council consultations, 2014
33 Ibid
34 Ibid
35 Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly, www.mpra.com.au
36 Office of Local Government, August 2016, Background Paper – Far West Initiative, New South Wales Government, www.fitforthefuture.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/OLG%20-%20FWI%20background%20and%20consultation%20papers%20-%20Background%20Paper.pdf
37 Department of Industry – Lands, www.crownland.nsw.gov.au/crown_lands/western_region/western_lands_leases
38 Ibid
39 Op cit., Office of Local Government, August 2016, Background Paper – Far West Initiative, New South Wales Government
40 Environment Protection Authority, 2015, NSW State of the Environment 2015, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/soe/20150817soe-2015.pdf
41 Ibid
42 Area as defined by the Office of Environment and Heritage, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.environment.nsw.gov.au/soc/western.htm
43 Office of Environment and Heritage, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: Knowledge Strategy 2013–17, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/knowledgestrategy/130592ClimateChange.pdf
44 Office of Environment and Heritage, 2014, Far West Climate Change Snapshot, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.climatechange.environment.nsw.gov.au/Climate-projections-for-NSW/Climate-projections-for-your-region/Far-West-Climate-Change-Downloads
45 Department of Planning and Environment, 2016, 2016 New South Wales State and Local Government Area population and household projections, Sydney, NSW 
46 Transport for NSW, 2013, Central West Regional Transport Plan, Sydney
47 Department of Primary Industries – Water, 2016, Water security for Broken Hill and surrounds, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.water.nsw.gov.au/water-management/water-availability/brokenhill
48 Department of Industry, 'Resources for Regions Full Project List', New South Wales Government, Sydney: https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/54429/rel_stoner_20140124_resources_for_regions_funding.pdf
49 McKenzie, F., Phillips, R., Rowley, S., Brereton, D., & Birdsall-Jones, C., 2009, Housing market dynamics in resource boom towns, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
50 NSW Government, 2016, Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW, Sydney, p. 10, www.socialhousing.nsw.gov.au/?a=348442
51 Office of Environment and Heritage, 2016, Search for NSW Heritage, New South Wales Government, Sydney, www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/heritagesearch.aspx
52 Department of the Environment and Energy, 2016, Australian Heritage Database, Australian Government, Canberra, www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahdb/search.pl?mode=place_detail;place_id=105861
53 Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, n.d., AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia, www.aiatsis.gov.au/explore/articles/aiatsis-map-indigenous-australia 
54 Ibid
55 Ibid

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