Buffer Zones to Reduce Land Use Conflict with Agriculture – An Interim Guideline


This Interim Guideline (the Guideline) provides buffer zone advice to agricultural industries, development proponents and consent authorities so as to reduce land use conflict between agriculture and other land uses. Such conflict is becoming increasingly common as residential development encroaches towards agriculture, much of which has been in operation for many decades.

The distances in this Guideline are indicative only and each development should be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • Introduction
  • Why are buffers necessary?
  • Buffers & Land Use Conflict
  • Indicative buffers and separation distances
  • Case studies


Primefact 1624 First Edition

Published: Nov 2018