Farmers

Assessing your land

Your land is identified as potential SCL on the trigger map.

You do not need to assess or validate your land to confirm if it is SCL.

If a development application is lodged that covers some or all of your land, the developer will undertake an SCL assessment and cover all application costs.

Separate to any development application, you may decide to assess your land to confirm its status.

Your land is identified as potential SCL on the trigger map and you want to confirm that it's NOT SCL

You will need to undertake an SCL validation assessment to confirm the status of your land.

If your land is not SCL the decision will be recorded in the decision register

Your land is NOT identified as potential SCL on the trigger map and you want to confirm that it is SCL.

You will need to undertake an SCL validation assessment to confirm the status of your land.

If your land is SCL the decision will be recorded in the decision register

 

Validation assessment process

View a flowchart of the assessment process for farmers (PDF, 255K)*.

Step 1:

Is your land shown as potential SCL on the trigger map?

Step 2:

Identify which zone your land is in

Step 3

Conduct an on-ground assessment using the appropriate SCL criteria and guidelines.

Step 4

Protection areas: If the land is within a protection area, submit Part A and C of the SCL validation form to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) to confirm the status of your land. If DNRM decides the land is SCL, no further validation assessment is required and the land is subject to the SCL development assessment rules for protection areas.

Management area: If the land is within the management area, it will also need to be assessed for a history of cropping. Submit Part A, B and C of the SCL validation form to DNRM to confirm the status of your land. If DNRM decides the land is SCL and meets the cropping history test, no further validation assessment is required and the land is subject to the SCL development assessment rules for the management area.

Application fees

The SCL fee structure is based on a full cost recovery model and is incorporated into the new Strategic Cropping Land Regulation 2011.

Frequently asked questions

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

More information

View Protecting Queensland’s best cropping land for the future (PDF)* for information about what the new legislation will mean for farmers.

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

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Last updated 1 July 2013

Strategic cropping land