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November 10, 2022

The NSW Government is making it easier for farmers to start, run and grow agritourism experiences, such as farm stays, cafes, cellar doors, retreats, roadside stalls, fruit picking and small wedding venues.

This is being done by introducing clear definitions for agritourism and simplifying planning pathways to allow these activities to happen.

The reforms will help landowners build their resilience and recover faster from the pandemic and natural disasters, by providing another source of income. The changes will also support the tourism economy by tapping into the growing interest in farm experiences and farm-to-plate produce.

The changes support sustainable tourism giving people more reasons to visit regional and rural NSW.

The changes will commence on 1 December 2022.

To see changes and for more information click here