Strategic cropping land - Implications for the mining and petroleum industries

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23 August 2011
Bruce Adkins

In 2010 the Queensland Government introduced a policy framework for preserving strategic cropping land (SCL), defined as the State’s best agricultural land resources with features that make it highly suitable for crop production.

The Government announced further details of its SCL policy on 31 May 2011, which include transitional arrangements, trigger maps identifying areas where SCL is likely to be found, and a timeframe for the introduction of the proposed new SCL legislation.

The implications of the SCL policy will be discussed in this publication, particularly in relation to the resource tenement application process.

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