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.


  • 22 August 2017

    The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is leading the high level planning of the Peel Food Zone.

  • 7 February 2017

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

  • 29 August 2017

    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

  • 1 June 2017

    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

  • 10 June 2016

    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

  • 20 March 2017

    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

  • 7 September 2017

    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

  • 7 September 2017

    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

  • 28 August 2017

    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.

  • 10 July 2017

    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