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The Living Next Door to a Farmer Awareness Campaign commenced in 2019.

The project objective is to educate and engage the community, with the aim to foster good neighbourly relations between farmers and residents in new and existing peri-urban locations.

Life in a rural community can be a very rewarding and beneficial lifestyle once farming activities are understood. If you are planning a move into a rural community, or indeed are already living in a rural location, it helps to do some investigation within the location before moving. Remember some farming practices are seasonal, so even a roadside inspection may not reveal all aspects of what occurs on a neighbouring farm, especially if you visit out of season.

CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT – this webpage will shortly have information available on areas such as: Biosecurity, Cat Management & Dog Control; Fencing; Seasonal Farming Practices; Property Management Planning; Property Management (including vegetation, burning off, fire hazard management, feral pests, invasive animals, noise and wildlife); Right to Farm; Stock Management; Waterway Management; and Weeds Management.

Ask your real estate agent, your local council and the surrounding neighbours regarding any existing practices you might want to seek more information on and also if there are any seasonal farming activities you need to know about.

The project is managed by TFGA, is proudly funded by the Tasmanian Government and supported by Local Government Association Tasmania (LGAT), Real Estate Institute of Tasmania (REIT) and NRM North.

The information booklet will be available soon.

Contact (03) 6332 1800

Email: livingnextdoor@tfga.com.au