A family farm owner warns rapid development could have a critical impact on farming lands and the city’s food bowl. The scenery has rapidly changed from farmland and green pastures to housing developments. This family farm owner has been part of the Western Sydney food bowl, a $600 million business, which makes up three quarters of Sydney’s agricultural activity. But the farmland is at risk, as Sydney's south-west and north-west undergoes a rapid transition as an extra 833,000 more people are expected to call Western Sydney home in the coming two decades. But a Western Sydney University (WSU) study estimates up to 60 per cent of farming land in Sydney's west and outer suburbs has already been lost in the last decade. In the local government areas (LGAs) of The Hills Shire and Blacktown, around 40 per cent of agricultural land has been lost in the last five years. What are your thoughts LiveTribers? Is rising populations and development in Sydney’s west threating food bowl?
Posted by on 03 Nov 2022