Biophysical Strategic Agricultural Land (BSAL) is land with high quality soil and water resources capable of sustaining high levels of productivity.
BSAL plays a critical role sustaining the State’s $12 billion agricultural industry.
A total of 2.8 million hectares of BSAL has been identified and mapped at a regional scale across the State.
In October 2013, 1.74 million hectares of BSAL were mapped in the Upper Hunter and New England North West regions. In January 2014, the NSW Government finalised mapping for an additional one million hectares of BSAL across the rest of the State.
Page last updated: 01/09/2015