Living and working in rural areas handbook

Cover of Working and living in rural areas

This document is currently being revised and should be available in early 2019.

The Living and Working in Rural Areas handbook is a practical reference containing tools, resources and checklists aimed at reducing and avoiding rural land use conflict and pressures on key natural resource assets on the NSW North Coast.

The handbook which is a joint initiative of NSW Department of Primary Industries and Southern Cross University in partnership with the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority and funding support from the Natural Heritage Trust reinforces the richness of our rural areas and the diversity of people and land uses that share these areas.

There are seven sections to the handbook reflecting the range of strategies to manage land use conflict issues and the wide cross section of people with an interest in these issues including rural residents, farmers, rural industries, local and state agencies, consultants, real estate agents, environmental groups and organisations involved in natural resource management. (Please note that information relating to buffers in Chapter 6 is a guideline only and should be used in conjunction with the Land Use Conflict Risk Assessment Guide (LUCRA). The buffer distances are currently under review.)

For more information relating to this publication please contact the NSW DPI Wollongbar Agricultural Institute.

Also available: Living and Working in Rural Areas brochure

Download the handbook