DELWP Strategic Agricultural Land consultation

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is reviewing areas around Melbourne that should be classed as “Strategic Agriculture Land”, and is inviting community feedback.

The aim is to strengthen planning protection of areas that are identified as having high-quality soil. Protecting “Strategic Agriculture Land” would help focus these areas on soil-based agriculture, such as crops and pastures.

Consultation is now closed, however you can stay up to date with the progress by visiting the Protecting Melbournes Argicultural Land project page.