Public benefit refers to the extent in which the project will improve the natural environment not only in your primary production enterprise or business but in the greater area.
The overall project impact to the region should be addressed in the application i.e. benefit to neighbouring properties
The public benefit of the project should be addressed in Section 2 of the project plan, details may include, but are not limited to:
- how your project will increase or conserve the variety of plant and animal life (improved biodiversity)
- how the natural landscapes in the area will be more resilient to future shocks such as floods and fire
- how the project will prevent future damage to the natural environment such as the prevention of weed seed spread or eradication of pests and weeds
- how productive agricultural land will be improved in the region
- improvements to landscape health.