A land account brings together information on land cover, use and value, and organises this information consistently across time and space.
This way of organising information shows how economic activities and environmental processes connect as they take place across our landscape.
A land account forms a foundation of knowledge of Australia’s land for better decision-making. It is also the foundation of other accounts like ecosystem accounts.
A land account can help us to:
- monitor changes in vegetation and land cover and understand when and how they occurred
- evaluate policies and programs to see if they are having the intended impact
- understand the environmental and economic outcomes of land uses.
The first National Land Account for Australia was published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in June 2021.
We are undertaking consultations to inform future improvements to the first National Land Account and test the approaches that were used in its development.
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