Infrastructure proposals on rural lands


The purpose of this Primefact is to help consent authorities to maintain sustainable primary production and development opportunities and minimise land use conflict when assessing infrastructure proposals affecting rural resource lands.

This guideline relates to infrastructure facilities for: electricity and gas transmission and distribution, telecommunication facilities, railways, sewage systems, air transport facilities, wind farm proposals and other small scale renewable energy developments. Secondary minor local government work on roads, road realignments and associated facilities such as bridges) are also included.

Topics covered:

  • development assessment guidelines
  • resource loss and fragmentation
  • impacts on farming operations and livestock
  • increased biosecurity, pest and weed risks and impacts on livestock
  • site rehabilitation
  • strategic planning for infrastructure in agricultural areas


Primefact 1063 Second Edition

Published: 01 Jun 2013