Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Resource Kit Tells All for Landholders

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Resource Kit Tells All for Landholders

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Byline: Belinda Scott belinda.scott@coffscoastadvocate.com.au

CAN I pump water from the river?

Who can tell me why my cattle are doing poorly? What's that weed in my paddock? Do I need to control it? What is the Native Vegetation Act? Why has the Livestock Health and Pest Authority sent me a rates notice?

Whether you are thinking of taking up rural life on the Coffs Coast or have already done so, it is often hard to know where to turn to for such information.

The aim of a Resource Kit for Rural Landholders in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW is to bring, much of this information together in one easy to use guide for intending and existing landholders and to direct them to where they can obtain further help.

The kit briefly describes the natural resources (soils, water, native vegetation and pastures) of the area and major factors that impact on them (climate, drought, flood, fire and weeds).

These play major roles in determining the potential and limitations of rural land and therefore, how the land needs to be managed. …

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