5km ACT NSW Border Zone Planning Group
A non-profit association working for a better environmental, social and economic outcome for South Yass Valley.
Long term, the area in NSW around the northern ACT NSW border will become either another ACT suburb or used for undesirable industrial purposes unless we do something to protect the qualities of the area that we all enjoy.
You can live with it or cash in and move.
How will you feel about being surrounded by high density housing or industrial activities?
What's your chances of making a fortune out of selling your land? That's right, very low as compensation paid for resumed land is rarely near market price. In any case the market price is based on the permitted land use (rural), not the potential value for some other not permitted use according to Yass Valley Council.
The area to the immediate north of the ACT NSW border is going to change. Traditional farming is no longer viable in the area. New age farming is a possibility, but more likely the area will be used either for high density housing or undesirable industrial activities if we don't do something now to stop it.
The question is whether enough people care about what that change will be like and when it will occur.
Presumably you moved to the area because of the qualities of the area. Qualities such as the rural character of the area, larger lot size and access to Canberra's services and employment.
Do you care if these qualities are lost?
You will need to join forces with others who are in a similar position if you want to have some control over the changes that are coming.
Join the 5km NSW ACT Border Zone Planning Group Inc and be part of the decision making process for your area.
Captains Hill Road
East Tallagandra Lane
Gooromon Ponds Road
Mulligans Flat Road
If so your land is likely to be affected by Council and NSW Government policy to freeze development for 20 years.
Please let us know if there are other roads that should be included or roads listed that are not within the 5km zone.
"I don't want any change so I'm not going to do anything"
Good luck with that one.
This is a well organized democratically run organization working with all stakeholders to achieve an outcome that is acceptable to everyone.
Talk to your neighbours. See what they want and find your common interest.
Talk to all levels of government, from Council to the Federal Government. Council is the first level, but ultimately the Federal Government will be involved if and when land resumption takes place.
We need to have a common vision for the area. What's yours? Lets combine our individual visions into one so that we have a clear target to achieve.
This is a complex issue and it will take considerable resources to manage the development of our area. Come to our meetings to learn what the 5km NSW ACT Border Zone Planning Group Inc. is doing and how you can be part of the decision making.
Local landowner, retired engineer
Local landowner, Professor of agricultural economics
Local landowner, professional accountant
Landowner, 2017 Telstra Women's Business Award Finalist/ Patron - National Association for Women in Construction - ACT Chapter
Landowner, Professor of Earth Observation Sciences
Landowner, anthropologist, writer
All are Yass Valley landowners, Some are retired, some working at home, some working in Canberra. All passionate about creating a vibrant rural community that retains those irreplaceable qualities of the landscape on the northern border area of the ACT.
Be part of the decision making team to protect our land and make a better environment for everyone.
A new approach to managing our wildlife and native pastures.
Africa learned the value of their wildlife was in its tourist potential and well-being of the land, it is time we learned it as well.
The new age agriculture focuses on sustainable farming using modern land management techniques and environmentally friendly agriculture production. Achieved through education on managing soils, flora and fauna.
Live your dream of your own acres of prime land close to where you work and play.
Small-scale farming boom putting more sustainable produce on tables in Canberra region.
The rural life generates its own flavour of community.