Right To Farm- Agricultural Land Use Survey: Stage 2 Report.

Sydney: UTS:IPPG
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2017, pp. 1 - 62 (62)
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NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) launched the Right to Farm Policy in 2015. The policy is a comprehensive, state-wide approach to deal with the issues of ‘right to farm’ - defined as a desire by farmers to undertake lawful agricultural practices without conflict or interference arising from complaints from neighbours and other land users. The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) are investigating the type and extent of agricultural land use conflict across NSW, how councils are managing this conflict, and how councils can best be supported in conflict management. The research will be completed in three stages: • Stage 1 (2016) – Preliminary council interviews and benchmarking survey • Stage 2 (2017) – Follow up survey and eight in-depth interviews with local governments • Stage 3 (2018) – Final survey. This project undertaken by UTS will advance the purpose of the Right to Farm Policy and assist NSW DPI in supporting local councils in managing and responding to agricultural land use conflict. This report presents the findings from Stage 2 survey which 58 local governments responded to (56% response rate), and findings from the eight in-depth interviews with local governments which were selected based on their patterns of agricultural land use conflict.
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