Sydney's agriculture - Planning for the future (Forum Outcomes Report)


In December 2008, the NSW Department of Primary Industries, with assistance from Penrith City Council and the NSW Department of Planning, hosted a forum, 'Sydney’s Agriculture - Planning for the Future'. The forum provided an opportunity for agricultural specialists from across industry, planning, business and government sectors to:

  • examine key issues affecting the future of agricultural production in the Sydney Basin in the context of projected population growth, continued urban development and loss of productive agricultural land;
  • explore strategies for ensuring the sustainability of agriculture in Sydney to secure the supply of fresh foods to the city’s growing population.

This report provides a summary of the issues and strategies discussed at the forum.


Published: 27 Feb 2009