Local government

State Planning Policy

The Queensland Government has released a single State Planning Policy that simplifies and clarifies the State's interests for planning and development. The policy is available on the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning website .

SCL assessment process

More information is available on the assessment process for farmersresource developers and urban developers.

Trigger maps

The trigger maps indicate where SCL is expected to exist. The trigger maps are a starting point for identifying SCL. However, it is the on-ground assessment against the criteria that will define SCL at a site level. Read more


The SCL criteria are designed for an on-ground property level assessment to confirm whether a particular site is or is not SCL. Read more

Frequently asked questions

For more information or further clarification on a particular issue, refer to the frequently asked questions.

More information

For more information email sclenquiries@dnrm.qld.gov.au or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Last updated 2 December 2013

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