peri-urban land

Landcare ACT Forum: the future of ACT region’s non-urban land

Landcare ACT, the ACT’s peak body for land stewardship groups, is this week holding a forum to discuss the future of the ACT region’s non-urban land.

A recent survey of ACT rural landholders, undertaken by Landcare ACT found many ACT farmers were concerned about the uncertain future of local farming. The forum aims to increase community understanding of the region’s land use challenges and to provide opportunity for discussion about land use choices and planning processes around the nation’s capital.

Forum: The future of our region’s non-urban land

Saturday, 26 August 2017 - 8:45am to 1:00pm

Population growth is a driver for land use change in our region, with pressure from multiple uses all vying for a piece of land, a finite resource. The need for housing and consequent expansion of the cities, towns and villages will continue for the foreseeable future, so it is necessary to consider planning options for peri-urban areas.