OBJECTIVE — Provide
opportunities for key businesses established in the ACT to grow
Agricultural and forestry industries are recognised
as assets for the ACT and surrounding NSW and elements of the local
economy that provide opportunities for further growth of related
Agricultural industry and forestry
The rural lands within the ACT provide a distinctive
landscape setting for the urban areas while the rural businesses
located in these areas contribute to the local and regional economy.
While softwood plantations close to urban areas will not be replaced
following the January 2003 bushfires, softwood plantations west
of the Murrumbidgee River will remain part of the non-urban area
of the ACT, as will those in the Kowen area until urban development
occurs on the Plateau.