Assessment for agricultural expansion

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) carries out a number of soils assessment and groundwater investigations throughout Western Australia to identify new areas for expanding irrigated agriculture.

The state government’s Royalties for Regions program provided funding for many of these investigations in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid West and South-west regions.

DAFWA's investigations identify the risks and management requirements for sustainably and profitably developing new soil and water resources.