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New approach to help livestock industry

Member for Cootamundra, Katrina Hodgkinson has welcomed the release of proposed planning reforms to support the livestock industry in NSW.

Katrina said the NSW Government is putting forward an amendment to Standard Instrument for Local Environment Plans to remove existing regulatory boundaries placed on operators in local areas, and make it easier to do business.


“This change will allow livestock processors to do business with suppliers from beyond their surrounding districts, and encourage more specialised processors to trade with a wider range of customers,” Katrina said.


“We want to ensure we protect and support the livestock industry, which is a key part of the rural economy. The NSW Government is proud to ensure rural businesses are not burdened by unnecessary regulation.”


The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has announced the 28 day public exhibition of the proposed amendments, which also include changes to:


  • zoning of hardware and building supplies
  • zoning of garden centres
  • zoning of places of public worship
  • meaning of the ‘minimum subdivision lot size’ rule
  • definition of ‘building height’

The NSW Government encourages interested parties to have their say on the proposed changes, which are on exhibition until Tuesday 17 November.


To view the proposed changes or make a submission, go to

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