The 2016 Annual Addendum contains updates since the release of the previous Addendum in August 2015. It highlights information and data which may affect the currency of mapping and qualitative information contained within the Queensland Agricultural Land Audit.
The Queensland Agricultural Land Audit (the Audit) identifies land important to current and future production and the constraints to development, highlighting the diversity and importance of Queensland's agricultural industries across the state.
It is a key reference tool that will help guide investment in the agricultural sector and inform decision making to ensure the best use of our agricultural land in the future.
The Audit covered the state's 12 regions, based on planning boundaries, and assessed the opportunities and constraints including current land use, infrastructure or logistical issues and planning processes.
The Audit is an initiative that supports the government's vision for a bigger, stronger and more productive agricultural sector as one of the four pillars of the Queensland economy.
What is the Audit?
The Queensland Agricultural Land Audit identifies land important to current and potential future agricultural production across Queensland.
How to use the Audit
The Audit can be used by government, resource managers and investors for a wide range of purposes including policy development and local planning.
Phase two of the Audit
Phase Two of the Audit is focussed on the following implementation actions; communicating results, influencing strategies, integrating results and maintaining.
Guide for local Government
Use the Audit to inform investment, supply chain development and planning.
Web mapping tool
Visualise Audit information and create basic maps.
Request an Agricultural Values or Climate Assessment
Agricultural Values and Climate Assessment form brings together information from a variety of sources in an concise and
Agricultural climate risk information
Important climate information to support the Audit.
Socio-economic constraints to agricultural production
Two new reports seeking to better understand the social and economic drivers behind agricultural land use and productivity decisions.
Download your copy of the Audit by chapter:
- Update - Annual Addendum 2016
- Annual Addendum 2015
- Annual Addendum 2014
- Chapter 1 and 2 - Introduction and Methodology (PDF, 1.1MB)
- Chapter 3 - Statewide overview (PDF, 96.7MB)
- Chapter 4 - Cape York (PDF, 76.8MB)
- Chapter 5 - Gulf and North West (PDF, 127.2MB)
- Chapter 6 - Far North Queensland (PDF, 78.0MB)
- Chapter 7 - Charters Towers (PDF, 75.3MB)
- Chapter 8 - Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday (PDF, 72.5MB)
- Chapter 9 - Central West and South West
- Chapter 10 - Central Queensland (PDF, 76.0MB)
- Chapter 11 - Wide Bay Burnett (PDF, 70.8MB)
- Chapter 12 - Darling Downs (PDF, 88.6MB)
- Chapter 13 - South East Queensland (PDF, 80.7MB)
- Chapter 14 - Acronyms and glossary (PDF, 247.0KB)
A technical report (PDF, 4.1MB) has also been developed for use in association with the Audit. It explains the methodology and information sources used to develop the Audit report. It will help people who may wish to interrogate an aspect of the Audit. It also provides a reference upon which future assessments could be undertaken.
Detailed spatial datasets can be obtained from the Queensland Spatial Catalogue.
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has recently released "About my region" economic profiles of agricultural, forestry and fisheries industries for 2014. The Queensland regional profiles can be viewed on the Australian Government website.
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