For land to be rated as Farmland, Council must determine that the land meets the requirements for categorisation as “Farmland” which is prescribed in the Local Government Act 1993.
The following guide provides details of this under the heading: Important information to assist you in determining your rating category. How is land defined as farmland?
The purpose of this guide is to provide information about the legislation that prescribes how “Farmland” is categorised, key determining factors and obligations of council and the applicant.
This background information may assist you when responding to the questions in your application to support a categorisation of “Farmland”.