Land use planning

The land use planning challenge for agriculture and food industries is to have sufficient and suitable land and water resources to support the current and future development needs of agriculture and food in Western Australia. The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia is committed to achieving this goal by providing information and advice to the Western Australian Planning Commission, the Department of Planning, and local governments to ensure their strategic planning processes give consideration to the continued growth of agriculture and food processing industries. 


  • 9 November 2016

    Land conservation district committees (LCDCs) are statutory committees appointed by the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation to administer Land Conservation Districts in accordance with an Or

  • 9 November 2016

    The La Grange project was established in 2012 to investigate the opportunities for Irrigated Agricultural development in the La Grange region, south of Broome, Western Australia.

  • 21 November 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia is committed to ensuring land and water resources remain available so that agriculture and food businesses can expand and grow.

  • 6 December 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) provides advice and information to land use planners to help them consider the needs of agriculture and food sectors in their decis

  • 10 June 2016

    This page provides summary information about each of the Agricultural Land Areas (ALAs) from the Resource Management Technical Report (RMTR) 386 Identification of high quality agricultural land

  • 7 February 2017

    Agriculture is an integral component of the economic, social and cultural landscape in the Swan Valley.

  • 20 March 2017

    An area at Waterloo near Bunbury, Western Australia has been identified as the preferred location for a future agri-industry investment in the south-west region, which will now be the subject of fu

  • 27 April 2017

    Reforesting previously cleared farming land with permanent environmental plantings can potentially earn carbon credits for the carbon stored in the trees and litter.

  • 27 April 2017

    This page provides links to information on the constraints and characteristics of each soil group, soil profile images and maps showing where soil groups are located.

  • 1 June 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia has developed a methodology for identifying high quality agricultural land (HQAL) that uses a combination of soil and water qualities valua

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