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 Primary Industries and Regional Development 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.


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The agriculture and food division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (the department) provides advice and information to land use planners to help them consider the ne

  • 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