Priorities & performance

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has a range of priorities to grow and protect Western Australia’s agriculture and food sector. We work collaboratively with the public and private sectors to meet these priorities and are committed to measuring, reviewing and improving our performance.

DPIRD is currently working towards the three-year strategic plan implemented by the former Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), which outlines our priorities and how we will work with industries and businesses throughout the agriculture and food supply chain to capitalise on opportunities and overcome obstacles. A new strategic plan for DPIRD is in development.

We also work with the state government on major initiatives to help ensure the long-term success of WA’s agriculture and food sector.

Our performance in meeting our priorities and state government goals is outlined in our department’s annual report.

DAFWA Stocktake and Future Directions Review

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food, Ken Baston, commissioned an external review of DAFWA's activities known as the Stocktake and Future Directions Review.

The 2016 review looked at the critical and core functions of the department and its capacity to deliver on the government's priorities.

The review panel was chaired by Peter Cooke and included Kevin Goss, Peter Nixon and other industry representatives from time to time.

The full report is available from the Documents section of this page.


Contact information

DPIRD enquiries
+61 (0)8 9368 3333
Page last updated: Monday, 19 March 2018 - 8:22am