Streamlined planning and development in the chicken meat industry

Integrity Ag Services Pty Ltd ATF Integrity Ag Services

  • Project code: PRJ-010658

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Sunday, July 30, 2017

  • Project completion date: Thursday, August 30, 2018

  • National Priority: CME-Priority 1-Improving environmental sustainability outcomes


This project addresses the 2016 research call to identify issues with the approval process and deliver information to improve the development process. It also addresses Objective 3 of the RIRDC’s Five Year Plan (2014-2019). The project is structured with two stages:
• Stage 1 (30/04/2017 to 30/01/2018): Survey and identify planning constraints, and consult with industry and administrative departments to develop solutions to the identified impediments to approval at the Local, State and National level as relevant.
• Stage 2 (30/01/2018 to 30/4/2019): Based on the outcomes to stage one, develop an integrated suite of information tools to support planning and development. This will include up-to-date information delivery methods, including video content and internet resources, aimed at regulators and farmers.
This PRP specifically addresses Stage 1 of the overall project and is designed to identify issues with approvals for farms. It will include a review and issues analysis of regulations administered by state or local authorities responsible for the environmental and planning approval of meat chicken farms. This will involve:
i) identification of the effectiveness, efficiency and compliance burden of various regulatory systems,
ii) highlighting areas of divergence and harmony in the regulations applied in different states and strategically important local councils, and
iii) consultation with processors, regulators, planners, consultants and producers to identify the major impediments to the approval process, and strategies/information to minimise them.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

Integrity Ag Services Pty Ltd ATF Integrity Ag Services

Objective Summary

The objectives of this project are:
• To identify constraints with development and planning, including assessment of the compliance burden, associated with regulations in each major meat chicken areas in Australia where production and development is currently concentrated and is likely to be focussed in the future.
• To determine the needs of industry and regulatory agencies regarding key development constraints, and identify potential solutions suitable to both parties, via consultation.
• To engage key stakeholders in a process to improve the planning and development process for the industry in key states and regions.