Strategic cropping land maps

The Regional Planning Interests Act 2014 (RPI Act) regulates impacts from resource and other regulated activities on identified areas of regional interest. This includes the strategic cropping area (SCA). The RPI Act is administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP).

The SCA consists of the areas shown on the strategic cropping land (SCL) trigger map as SCL. SCL is land that is, or is likely to be, highly suitable for cropping because of a combination of the land's soil, climate and landscape features.

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines makes and certifies the SCL trigger map.

This guide explains how the SCL trigger map is certified, how to obtain a copy of the SCL map and how to request amendments to the map.