The 2021-22 Sensitive Sites map has been finalised, and can be accessed from this page.
New registrations will only be considered when the next registration period opens.
Sensitive site definition
For the purposes of the map on this website, a sensitive site is a property with a commercial agricultural production system that its owner and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) think may be particularly sensitive to impact from some activities on nearby land. This may be due to the nature of the production system or produce.
Examples of sensitive sites include:
- certified organic
- certified biodynamic systems
- managed commercial tree nurseries
- licenced aquaculture
- commercial viticulture.
Applications for inclusion in the sensitive sites map must be assessed by DPIRD, which reserves the right to ask any applicant for documentary evidence and to decline any application which fails to meet the guidelines.
If you believe that you have a sensitive production system and wish to register your interest please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org during the registration period only.
The following information is required:
- the address of your property
- your preferred contact details, including an email address
- the full details of your production system
- relevant documentation to support your request, such as a copy of your organic/ biodynamic certification certificate or aquaculture licence.
DPIRD will also contact current Sensitive Site registrants when registration is open, to remind them to check their details and advise of any changes, and request to provide proof of curent certification/licence of their production system.
While the Sensitive Sites map provides an information source for producers, it is vital they continue to communicate directly with nearby landholders.