Agricultural industry snapshots are summary statements of the main agricultural industries in all regions across NSW. They enable an understanding of agriculture at a regional or sub-regional level and provide information to enable a deeper understanding of agricultural industries.
The information provides evidence for strategic planning to enable agricultural land and agriculturally based economies to be recognised, protected and supported by the NSW planning framework. Nineteen snapshots have been developed across the ten Planning Regions in the State. Some regions have more than one snapshot to reflect the diversity of agriculture and farming operations that occur in different parts of a region.
Recognition of agricultural industries as a significant contributor economically, environmentally and culturally is the precursor to applying best practice land use planning to enable industry investment and growth.
The below table outlines the cluster of local government areas (LGA) for each sub region snapshot within the planning regions. Click on the sub region to download it’s snapshot.
Snapshots will be reviewed once new industry and regional information is available. To provide feedback on the current Snapshots and what you would like to see in future versions please visit our Survey Monkey page.
Snapshot Sub Region
Bathurst Regional, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Oberon, Orange
Bogan, Coonamble, Forbes, Gilgandra, Lachlan, Narromine, Parkes, Warren, Warrumbungle Shire, Weddin, Western Plains Regional
Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Walgett
Broken Hill, Central Darling, Unincorporated NSW
Cessnock, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Upper Hunter Shire
Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens
Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wollongong
New England/North West
Gunnedah, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Narrabri
Armidale Regional, Glen Innes Severn, Gwydir, Inverell, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha
Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Tweed
Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Nambucca, Port Macquarie-Hastings
Albury, Berrigan, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume Shire, Murray River
Bland, Carrathool, Griffith, Hay, Leeton, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera
Coolamon, Cootamundra- Gundagai, Junee, Lockhart, Snowy Valleys, Temora, Wagga Wagga
South East and Tablelands
Goulburn Mulwaree, Hilltops, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional, Snowy Monaro Regional, Upper Lachlan Shire, Wingecarribee, Yass Valley, Bega Valley, Eurobodalla
* Snapshots to be completed by March 2021.