Agricultural Lands Strategy
In 2012, Council engaged GHD to complete the Narromine Agricultural Lands Strategy which was split into two documents, being the Intensive Agriculture
Strategy and the Rural Residential Strategy.
Intensive Plant Agriculture Strategy
The Intensive Agriculture Strategy had two main objectives; being
- Identify and protect existing land utilised for intensive plant agriculture; and
- Identify any additional land appropriate for intensive plant agriculture.
- Intensive plant agriculture is defined under the LEP as:
- the cultivation of irrigated crops for commercial purposes (other than irrigated pasture or fodder crops),
- turf farming,
This Strategy was completed in 2013 and since this time, Council has inserted a new clause in the Narromine LEP which allows intensive agriculture developments in certain areas within the RU1 Primary Production zone. This has allowed Council’s rural zoned land to be given a new method of allowing a more varied agricultural base and providing guidance with regard to sustainable operations, buffering and limiting land use conflict.
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