The Queensland Agricultural Land Audit (the Audit) identifies land important to current and potential future agricultural production across Queensland and issues affecting development.
Who can use Audit information?
Information contained within the Audit can be used by government, land and resource managers and investors for a wide range of purposes including policy development, local planning and due diligence assessments.
In addition to spatially referenced maps showing current and potential agricultural land use, the Audit identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to agricultural development for each region across Queensland.
How can the Audit be used by Local Government?
Audit information can be used by local government to inform strategic policy, planning and investment decisions.
This may include for example the protection of locally important agricultural areas, investment in infrastructure which supports agriculture (e.g. roads, water supply), or natural disaster planning (e.g. drought, flood and fire).
Planning and Assessment
Audit information can be used to assist local government model the impact of certain developments on agricultural land within its jurisdiction.
This may include for example biophysical information such as soil type, identification of suitable alternative development areas, or co-location of compatible land uses.
Audit information can be used to drive local and regional economic development opportunities such as increasing market access, demonstrating best management practice, or providing certainty to different land use sectors within a region.