Each Chapter is divided into 4 sections:

Section 1:

While topic areas are separated into different Chapters, management of your rural residential property requires a ’holistic’ approach to property planning and management.

An overview of the Chapter management issue.  This discusses the key concepts and ideas behind each management issue.

The Also see: box lists other Chapters and resources that should also be considered within the current topic.
The Key Contacts: box identifies the types of contacts you may want to pursue for professional advice on the topic area.
  Clicking on the Resources button will take you to Section 2.
Section 2:


 An image of the document is included so you can easily find what you are looking for.

  A Summary of the documents contained in the Guide are listed in this Section.


We have included the Resources we think have the best information for landholders.  Some of these Resources may be from a different State, or be a commercial product.  Please note the Guide is not promoting specific products, and we urge you to contact your Local Council, Landcare group, or Community Support Officer regarding local management issues and local contacts.

Section 3:

Other Resources are those available either as an electronic file or as a hardcopy from the agency.

We have included information such as  the ISBN/ISSN, Publisher Name (Agency), and Author.  It will make it easier for you if you quote these when ordering from a bookstore.


Section 4:

If you have access to the Internet, the Websites box contains links to websites relevant to the Chapter topic.


If you find a new Resource, you might want to record the same details as listed on Section 2 and 3, so you know where the document came from, and so you can share with friends and neighbours.


Changes to State and Federal Government Agencies

Changes within Federal, State and Local Government often result in changes to Department names and their responsibilities.  Many Departments however, continue to use the educational resources and products developed under their former names. In this Guide to Rural Residential Living we try to refer to both the former Department name and the current Department name.  For example, the Federal Government Department of Environment and Heritage is now known as the Department of Environment and Water Resources.  You will find some of the former and current Department names in the Acronyms section of this Chapter.

In 2007 the names of several State Government natural resource management Departments and their responsibilities changed, while several including the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability were disbanded and their sections amalgamated within new Departments, called Department of Environment and Climate Change, and Department of Water and Energy.  These changes have been included in A Guide to Rural Residential Living.  Examples of NSW Government Department name changes include:

Looks confusing?...it is!  But, generally the Department contact details will stay the same, and if you have access to the Internet, most times the former Department Homepage will direct you to the new Department Homepage.


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