For many of us, the idea of ‘getting away from it all’ and becoming a part of a rural community is a lifelong dream.
In the Yass and Boorowa area, this often involves buying a rural block and pursuing productive agricultural activities, environmental conservation or a combination of both.
Whatever your goals as a land manager, you need to be aware of your responsibilities and rights.
It is important that you understand the capacity of your land to support any of the activities that you may wish to undertake.
Rural living can have a significant impact on water quality, soil health and biodiversity, it is important that residential activities occur alongside primary production without negatively impacting upon environmental health or agricultural productivity.
The Rural Living guide addresses many of the important issues that arise for rural land managers in the area.
It also includes a range of contacts for organisations that provide support to rural land managers.
The guide has been created to help land managers get the most out of their rural property, improve productivity, protect the health of your animals and the environment, contribute to your local community and above all, enjoy rural living.
The guide is a great resource for new and established land managers and can be found in the Resource Hub on our website, southeast.lls.nsw.gov.au, or at the Yass or Boorowa offices.
If you have any questions about the guide or how South East Local Land Services can help you manage your property contact the Yass (6118 7700) or Boorowa (6385 1018) office.