Information sessions on reforms to planning controls for animal industries to be held in Bendigo, Echuca

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Public information sessions on proposed reforms to planning controls for animal industries will be held in Bendigo and Echuca-Moama this week.

The state government says the reforms aim to make the land use planning process clearer for farmers, councils and the community.

A government spokesman said the changes included new land use terms and definitions that would reduce regulation for farmers with grazing animals and small-scale pig and poultry farms that are seen as low risk.

Three information sessions will be held at the All Seasons conference centre in Bendigo on Thursday, October 12: two at 10.30am and 6pm for farmers and the community, and another at 2.30pm for planners.

There will also be two sessions at the Moama RSL on Friday, the first at 10.30am for farmers and the community, and the second at 2.30pm for planners.

More sessions will be held in Daylesford at the end of the month.

For more information on the reforms and the consultation process, visit the Planning website.