Those hardest hit by drought are right back in the breeding game.
The royal commission into bushfires begins today and evidence is growing that logging native forests drastically increases their fire risk.
The Independent Planning Commission has set dates for public hearings about the proposed Vickery coal mine extension.
A newly-listed Mudgee district property is already attracting strong interest from locals seeking expansion opportunities, while further inquiry is expected from Sydney 'tree change' buyers.
A neo-colonial Georgian-style mansion surrounded by architect-designed landscaped gardens is certainly something away from the ordinary in the long-settled Frogmore district.