Strategic cropping land
The Queensland Government is committed to protecting the State's best cropping land, called strategic cropping land (SCL), from development that will have an adverse impact on the productive capacity of the land.
Through an improved Statutory Regional Planning process and the SCL legislation, the Queensland Government is working to strike a balance between the agriculture, mining and urban development sectors. This work will help maintain the long-term viability of our food and fibre industries, and support economic growth for regional communities.
Exemption to intensive animal industries
The Sustainable Regulation 2009 has been amended to exclude piggeries, poultry and egg production developments on SCL or potential SCL from assessment and brought into line with existing exemptions for feedlotting.
This will mean all "intensive animal industries" as defined in the Queensland Planning Provisions (QPP) will not be captured under the SCL framework.
View more information about development exemptions under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.
The Strategic Cropping Land Trigger Map has been amended to remove areas of land that have been determined not highly suitable for cropping.
Read more about the identifying strategic cropping land using the statewide and regional trigger maps.
The Standard Conditions Code
The standard conditions code for resource activities has been revised and now also includes standard conditions for temporary resource activities considered to have no additional or a minimal impact on SCL or potential SCL.
The code still contains standard conditions for temporary resource activities that have low impact on SCL or potential SCL.
Learn more about the standard condition code.
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Last updated 21 December 2012
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