Climate, land & water

Western Australia’s agriculture sector needs access to productive soil and water resources for growth and profit. However, the sector must compete with increasing resource demands from all sectors of the community, and the pressures of a changing climate. The Agriculture and Food division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development supports agriculture by providing long-term management solutions, practical risk management strategies and tools to maintain and improve resource conditions, to meet the needs of industry and stakeholders. Agriculture and Food is also pioneering soil and water investigation of the state’s undeveloped areas to establish new irrigated agricultural industries.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • We use land-use planning to ensure that land and water resources are available for agriculture and food businesses to expand and grow.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development identifies high quality agricultural land (HQAL) using a methodology that combines soil and water qualities valuable to agriculture and