We believe the State Government’s Agritourism initiative has been hijacked by a group of developers who have persuaded the Planning Minister to overturn the legitimate decisions by councils, such as Ballina, Byron and Shoalhaven, to prohibit the new Agritourism land uses in their LEPs. No explanation was given, for the intervention, or for the revoking of other key DPE assurances provided to councils and the public.
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