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Rural Living

Farmers Farm... and Cows DO Moo!
Information for prospective & current rural landholders

The Byron Shire hinterland is becoming increasingly popular for new residents, as it offers a landscape and quality of life that many people find hard to resist. So it's no wonder there are many new arrivals to our shire. Whilst such a move can offer a wonderful change of lifestyle, it's important for a realistic understanding of rural life before buying a property.

Although it may may look peaceful (and usually is), many people earn their livelihood in rural areas and carry out legitimate activities that may surprise those who haven't lived in rural areas previously.

This brochure, an initiative of Council's Sustainable Agriculture Strategy summarises some important aspects of rural life that are worth considering prior to purchasing land. It is also a useful guide for all landholders on being a better neighbour.