NSW Department of Planning and Environment

The new Planning Guidelines for Intensive Livestock Agriculture Development support councils and intensive livestock agriculture industry in better understanding the planning process, assessment requirements and best practice procedures for intensive livestock agriculture, such as feedlots, poultry farms and pig farms.

The development assessment process is a key mechanism to ensure the potential impacts of new intensive livestock projects are fully considered and gives the community an opportunity to have their say. This process does not need to be time-consuming or unnecessarily complex. It should be focused on ensuring developments are assessed at a level proportionate with environmental risks, providing clear opportunities for community input and supporting efficient, timely decision-making.

This guide also aims to improve certainty by making sure that appropriate levels of assessment and relevant approvals are identified. 

Page last updated: 23/04/2021