Checklist for Applications with WFP
Checklist for a Whole Farm Plan
In addition to the information required in Checklist A, applications requiring a whole farm plan should also use Checklist B. Use an appropriate size scaled aerial map, detail all relevant site conditions as per this list. You may need to show the different features on a number of copies of the map of your property. Check with your council what preference they may have for size/style/layout.
1. Topography main contours, ridgelines or steep rises
2. Soil conditions, including erosion sites, salinity
3. Existing native vegetation (includes trees, shrubs grasses and herbs)
4. List any quantities of indigenous plant species intended for rural landscaping and revegetation on the property
5. Wildlife habitat areas (includes rock outcrops)
6. Pest plants / weed infestations
7. Pest animal habitats
8. Waterway/drainage networks and dams (current and proposed dams)
9. Check with local water authority regarding the availability and classification of water resources Total farm water balance. Determine the amount of water required: domestic, stock, environmental, fire fighting and general farm water requirements and the amount that can be harvested.
10. Describe the surrounding land use for the general locality/area e.g. cropping, dairy, grazing, urban/rural, mixed farming etc.
11. Describe the proposed future use of the land. Include predicted impacts of future use/change of use of the land/Intensive animal industries – particularly potential impacts on direct neighbours and/or catchment issues. If a Code of Practice is required has this been obtained?
12. Outline existing buildings and structures including domestic area
13. Outline proposed buildings and structures in accordance with the planning permit Check with relevant authorities and council regarding servicing and infrastructure standards and availability e.g.: Road, bridge standards, land capability assessment Power supply Telecommunications
14. All existing and proposed roadways and tracks in accordance with the planning permit Is access to the proposed dwelling/development via an all-weather road with dimensions adequate to accommodate farm activity or emergency vehicles?
15. All existing and proposed fences
16. A detailed legend (including size of property in hectares)
Tick = Checked or necessary information included
NA = not applicable