Land use

Western Australia is the largest Australian State, spanning 2 400 kilometres from north to south, and experiencing a variety of climatic conditions, soil and land properties, and water availability. Accordingly, the state is suited to a variety of agricultural industries ranging from open range grazing and broadacre cereal cropping through to irrigated pastures and horticulture, orchards and vineyards.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia provides the advice, support and tools needed to ensure the State’s land has the capability to sustain agricultural use, without degrading the soil and water resources on which it relies, and to ensure our most valuable agricultural land is protected from non-agricultural development. 

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  • Pastoral rangelands provide a range of benefits in addition to pastoralism: tourism, ecological services, mining, and cultural and heritage values for Indigenous people.

  • A new study commissioned by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has identified areas suitable for intensifying agriculture in the proposed Peel Food Zone. 

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is leading the high level planning of the Peel Food Zone.

  • Soil sampling and testing is an essential part of making good fertiliser decisions.

  • The Agriculture and Food Division of the Department of Primary Idustries and Regional Development (DPIRD) supports pastoral industries in Western Australia by supporting market development, providi

  • This information and the key to pasture types is for pastoralists, resource managers, government staff and others with an interest in the productivity and maintenance of

  • There are many different pasture types in the pastoral rangelands in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

  • There are many different pasture types in the pastoral rangelands in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

  • There are many different pasture types in the pastoral rangelands in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

  • There are many different pasture types in the pastoral rangelands in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

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