Strategic regional land use plan: upper Hunter

Rural conditions Australia New South Wales

The NSW Government is committed to balancing strong economic growth in regional NSW with the protection of our most valuable agricultural land and sustainable management of our natural resources.
In the Upper Hunter region, it is particularly important to minimise land use conflicts arising from the rapid growth of coal mining activities and the recent emergence of the coal seam gas industry. The Upper Hunter Strategic Regional Land Use Plan represents one component of the Government’s broader Strategic Regional Land Use Policy which comprises multiple initiatives being staged over time to address land use conflict in regional areas, particularly focused on managing coal and coal seam gas issues.
The plan provides a clear strategic framework for the Upper Hunter, delivering the necessary context for Government investment priorities, servicing strategies and local environmental plan making.

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