UDIA NSW Submission on Draft SSAL Map
UDIA is concerned that the mapping of State Significant Agricultural Land will be used for the assessment of planning proposals to meet the housing supply and jobs needs of NSW and therefore needs to be precise to avoid conflicts that would ultimately undermine housing supply and affordability. We provide examples of anomalies and recommend that: 1. Low value agricultural land should not sterilise the potential use of that land for residential purposes; 2. Current and future urban development land should be excluded from the SSAL map; and 3. The SSAL maps should exclude urban areas and identified future urban areas with an appropriate buffer, so that the SSAL mapping does not prohibit the orderly and economic use of land identified for urban purposes.