To keep beehives (an apiary) on public land in NSW you must hold a permit or license to do so from the government agency that manages the land. Following the new policy framework for apiary sites on public land, the process for allocation of new apiary sites or recently vacated apiary sites is moving to an expressions of interest (EOI) process. This process was developed following extensive consultation with industry. (A summary of feedback received is available in this Consultation Report (PDF, 631.94 KB)
To ensure the successful rollout of this process, in July 2018 the DPI in conjunction with the landholder agencies will conduct a Pilot of the EOI process with a limited number of available sites. The pilot aims to:
The pilot started on 24 July 2018 and applications closed on the night of 21 August 2018.
Applications are now being verified and assessed. Applicants may be contacted during this period for further information to support their application during this process.
This process is expected to be completed by 13 September 2018. Applicants are expected to be notified on or before this date with the result of their applications.
During the pilot, check this page for updates. You can ask questions via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following infographics explains the planned high level application and assessment processes. Further detail of the processes will be published at the start of the Pilot.