Hunter Small Property Landholder Guide
Small acreages make up a large proportion of properties in the Hunter region. Small farms and small property landholders are often referred to by lots
of different names, including rural lifestyle blocks, blockies, hobby farmers and tree-changers.
Some small property landholders are considered absentee landholders meaning they are not present full-time at the property and may divide their time between the property and another primary residence.
No matter how you describe yourself, you all play an important part in managing our rural landscapes, improving the sustainability of practices and dealing with issues such as pests and weeds.
Small property landholders are also part of local communities and have important contributions to make to their social health.
This guide is part of a suite of resources developed by Hunter Local Land Services (LLS) to help small property landholders maximise the enjoyment of
their small landholding and better understand their obligations and responsibilities in managing the land.
It is a companion to the Hunter Every Bit Counts Self-Assessment Tool, but can also be read independently.
- information on seven key issues relevant to small property management
- relevant resources and information for each topic collated in one place at the end of each section
- case studies from local farmers and landholders (people like you!)
- links to community and environmental networks
- detail about obligations, requirements and expectations for small property landholders.
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