NSW Farmers is calling for the codes and regulations which support the NSW Government’s new biodiversity legislation to be farmer-friendly.
Upon repealing the Native Vegetation Act last November, the NSW Government assured the farming community that its biodiversity reforms would provide a fairer and more practical framework for land management that would deliver balanced social, economic and environmental outcomes across the state.
NSW Farmers’ Conservation and Resource Management Committee chair Mitchell Clapham said it was important the new legislative instruments worked for the farming community.
‘‘With the release of the codes and regulations now imminent, NSW Farmers stresses the importance of delivering a fair and useful framework for land management which will let all farmers, across the state, get on with the business of producing food and fibre and enhancing our state’s environmental assets,’’ Mr Clapham said.
‘‘In particular we will be looking out for land management codes which reflect the intent of the independent panel’s recommendations.’’
Mr Clapham said NSW Farmers was committed to taking every opportunity to consult with government regarding all aspects of the proposed new system.
‘‘We will continue to strongly press for meaningful reform in regards to land management until we are satisfied a system that is farmer-friendly and allows farmers to readily participate, has finally been implemented.’’