Role of agriculture needs recognition in planning

first_imgRole of agriculture needs recognition in planning Agriculture is a vital contributor to the vibrancy of regional NSW. The sector is worth over $12 billion a year, it employs over 75,000 people, and it supports the nearly 30,000 food and beverage manufacturing jobs in regional NSW.Yet, the encroachment of urban development on agricultural land is having an impact on this vital sector, giving rise to land use conflict and nuisance complaints.NSW Farmers President James Jackson said embedding a whole of government understanding of recognising and preserving important agricultural land will be a critical way of overcoming uncertainty for farmers, especially those in peri-urban areas.“When all areas of Government join in an obligation to protect land that is the future of farming in NSW, and explicitly recognise the social, economic and environmental value of farming to the NSW community and wider Australian economy, areas of potential land use conflict can be constructively resolved,” Mr Jackson said.“The Agriculture Commissioner role, which was established last year, will be critical in representing agriculture’s perspective in land use planning.”“A key component of the Agriculture Commissioner’s role will be to advance an improved planning system by engaging agencies across government and to develop within government decision-making a robust understanding of what is strategic and important agricultural land, and an obligation to consider what must be preserved for the long term future of farming in NSW.”“NSW Farmers supports $15 million being allocated to this role over four years to help it deliver the cross departmental representation in decisions impacting farmers, including land-use planning.”Mr Jackson concluded that this position enables the independent identification and resolution of issues affecting agriculture across the state. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Australian, Commissioner, community, conflict, Economy, Farming, future, Government, Impact, Jackson, jobs, New South Wales, NSW, NSW Farmers, President, resolutionlast_img read more

Schwab layoffs ‘still to come’: CEO Walt Bettinger

first_img Why Tony Robbins, tax shelters and financial advisers don’t mix House panel unanimously passes SECURE 2.0 The Gates divorce: Lessons for financial advisers You have read 909 of 3 free articles this week. Register now for increased access.Register for free access to this article.By registering, you can read up to 3 articles per week.RegisterAlready registered? Sign in to continue reading or subscribe for unlimited access.,MOST READ 4 Newsletters House committee poised to advance SECURE 2.0 retirement savings bill 5 Subscribe for original insights, commentary and analysis of the issues facing the financial advice community, from the InvestmentNews team. 2 1 3 InvestCloud to acquire Advicent and NaviPlan planning softwarelast_img read more

I’m staying at Roma! Man City and Chelsea target rules out summer move

first_img1 Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, who has been targeted by Chelsea and Manchester City, has informed the Italian club’s supporters he intends to stay at the Stadio Olimpico.Morocco international Benatia had a superb maiden season at Roma, playing a key role as they secured a second-place finish in Serie A and qualification for the Champions League.He subsequently courted attention from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with City, Chelsea and Barcelona among his admirers.The 27-year-old, formerly of Udinese, was reportedly keen on seeking pastures new but he could now be set to stay in the Eternal City.Speaking to a group of Roma supporters, who unfurled a banner in support of him at the club’s training camp in Trigoria, he said: “Thanks for the affection. I think I will stay here.” Mehdi Benatia last_img read more