Rural Residents Guide

This information has been developed especially for those living on rural residential properties. It aims to bring together a range of useful information and resources to assist you to enjoy the rural lifestyle you have chosen and to achieve the personal goals you have set for your property. These could include keeping horses, growing your own food or recreating your own personal patch of the Australian bush. In particular, the information aims to assist you in ensuring that these activities complement the natural environment and community in which you live.

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Living on a rural residential property is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle choice. Being able to enjoy peace and quiet, open space and the natural environment, whilst still being close to large towns and cities are key factors driving this trend.

Moving to a rural residential property requires a whole new set of skills and knowledge than those needed for living in town.  It often requires some understanding of how to manage weed, land, water, animal, fire and biodiversity considerations.  However finding information and assistance in this regard can often be a time consuming and complex task.

This section provides a range of information and resources to assist in implementing activities that may be suited to your property. It will also assist in understanding and addressing the many land management issues and challenges that you may face.

Topics covered include:

  • The Bush
  • Weeds
  • Soil
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Horses
  • Bushfires
  • Legal Stuff

We hope that it will assist you in achieving your land management goals. Should you need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us, our local council, Catchment Management Authority or other useful contacts.


Download this information as a brochure here