Exclusion zones and other safeguards to protect homes and high quality farmland from coal seam gas (CSG) projects across about 5.3 million hectares have been finalised.

NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner says the reforms strike the right balance for communities and industry. “Today marks a significant milestone in this government’s commitment to balance the energy needs of the state and the need to support our vital agricultural industry,” he said in a statement on Tuesday. CSG…