Using land sustainably

We work with primary producers to implement best management practices that promote productivity through sustainability for long-term industry growth.

Land for crops

Our best cropping land is called strategic cropping land (SCL). We are committed to protecting such land from any development that will have an adverse impact on its productive capacity.

Currently, the state's SCL resources are subject to a range of competing land-use activities, including agriculture, mining and urban development. Some of these activities can permanently impact this land, making it unavailable for cropping.

We are working to strike a balance between the agriculture, mining and urban development sectors through an improved Statutory Regional Planning process and the SCL legislation. This work will help maintain the long-term viability of our food and fibre industries, and support economic growth for regional communities by ensuring good quality land is made available for farming.