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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  • 26 May 2016

    These pages are a resource for pastoral lessees, station managers and other interested parties to use for identifying plants and assessing monitoring sites on land in the Kimberley, Pilbara and the

  • 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.

  • 26 May 2016

    Bunched kerosene grass (Aristida contorta) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 26 May 2016

    Erect kerosene grass (Aristida holathera) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 26 May 2016

    Feathertop threeawn (Aristida inaequiglumis) 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.

  • 26 May 2016

    Hoop Mitchell grass or weeping Mitchell grass (Astrebla elymoides) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 27 November 2014

    Barley Mitchell grass (Astrebla pectinata) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

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