The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) supports the proposed changes to landscape rehydration infrastructure planning rules and applauds the NSW Government’s initiative to allow farmers to restore streams on their property through landscape rehydration techniques, without the need for council approval.

AFSA represents small and medium scale producers and our vision is to enable regenerative and agroecological farming businesses to thrive. Encouraging land rehydration measures via the removal of a need for council approvals will decrease the regulatory burden that may otherwise be preventing farmers and land managers from adopting measures to slow and retain water in landscapes.

AFSA looks forward to contributing to further developments of the proposed changes.