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. 


  • 2 March 2016

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

  • 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.

  • 29 June 2016

    Land capability assessment is used to identify the potential for agricultural and non-agricultural land uses. It considers specific requirements of the land use and also identifies potenti

  • 7 September 2016

    Members of the public can lodge a complaint about observed land management with the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation, and the Commissioner will then investigate the complaint in relation

  • 15 September 2016

    Landowners who wish to protect and manage native vegetation on their property may enter into an agreement (covenant) with the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation under s30 of the Soil an

  • 1 June 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) assists landholders to learn about their soils.

  • 21 June 2016

    Legislation regulating the poultry industry covers a wide array of issues ranging from disease control, food health and safety, the environment (odour and noise emissions), to agricultural chemical

  • 6 September 2016

    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

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