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.


  • This pasture condition guide can be used from the web pages or by downloading the attached documents.

  • This information and the key to pasture types is for pastoralists, resource managers, government staff and others with an interest in the productivity and maintenance of

  • The State Government has invested $28 million in Doppler radar technology to help transform the way Western Australian farmers do business.

  • The final harvest at the netted demonstration resulted in the best crop of the three year project.

  • NRInfo (natural resource information) provides you access to digital mapping and information for natural resources across Western Australia.

  • The State Government has made a $5 million investment in further Doppler technology, as part of the $75 million Agricultural Infrastructure Investment Fund, to provide complete Doppler radar covera

  • In July 2017,  information days were held to advise agribusiness on supporting sheep farmers through the dry season.

  • The extreme weather events tool uses data from DPIRD's extensive weather station network to map extreme temperatures, either below or above a specified threshold.

  • Rangeland surveys provide land managers, advisers and administrators with a baseline inventory of the existence and condition of the area’s resources to assist with planning and implementing land m

  • The previous Western Austalian Department of Agriculture and the Department of Lands and Surveys surveyed erosion and rangeland condition in the West Kimberley region in 1972.

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