NSW Farmers on 19 February 2013 as reported in the RuralWeekly:
The following motion was passed at this morning's executive council meeting:
NSW Farmers supports Premier O'Farrell's decision to take a tougher stand on CSG compliance, and extraction near iconic agricultural industries. We call on the NSW Government to improve this policy by taking the following steps:
1. apply the 2km buffer to Strategic Agricultural Land and water resources, as identified in Strategic Regional Land Use Plans;
2. apply the buffer to minerals exploration and extraction (including coal) - not just coal seam gas;
3. apply this policy to all projects which have not yet received approval, or release legal advice detailing why this step cannot be taken; and,
4. apply the 2km buffer to all areas zoned as residential (as opposed to setting a population-based definition).