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Rural Living Guide

Rural living: The great Australian dream. 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 South East Region, this often involves buying a rural block and pursuing productive agricultural activities, environmental conservation or a combination of both.

Whatever your goals as a landowner or 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 Handbook addresses many of the important issues that arise for rural landowners and land managers in the South East Local Land Services region. It also includes a range of contacts for organisations that provide support to rural landowners. We hope this handbook helps you get the most out of your rural property so that you can improve productivity, protect the health of your animals and the environment, contribute to your local community and above all, enjoy rural living!

Download the Rural Living Guide PDF, 7489.22 KB now.