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. 

Articles

  • 21 November 2016

    Poverty bush (Acacia stellaticeps*) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 21 November 2016

    Curara (Acacia tetragonophylla) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 21 November 2016

    Bardie bush (Acacia victoriae) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 12 January 2017

    Feathertop wiregrass (Aristida latifolia) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 12 January 2017

    Bladder saltbush (Atriplex vesicaria) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 12 January 2017

    Ribbon grass (Chrysopogon fallax) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 12 January 2017

    Limestone grass (Enneapogon polyphyllus) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 6 January 2017

    The bush fly is a native insect that has affected the lives of Western Australians since before European settlement.

  • 12 January 2017

    Broad leaf wanderrie grass (Monachather paradoxus) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 12 January 2017

    Wire grass (Eriachne obtusa) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

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