A growing number of Western Australians are choosing to purchase small rural properties – many to enjoy a more tranquil lifestyle, others to build a small, but profitable business on the land.
Today there are over 60 000 small rural landholders (defined as owners of properties between 1-100 hectares (ha) in size), and it is expected that this number will continue to grow.
Whether a property is 1ha or 2000ha, the rural landholder has many responsibilities. The way you manage your land can have a major impact on the people, properties and rural environment beyond your fenceline.
Protection of the state’s natural resources and biodiversity, including its land from degradation and animals and plants from pests and diseases, is a responsibility that must be addressed by the community as a whole.
The land is in your hands is an information resource developed especially for owners of small rural landholdings in Western Australia. It covers all the critical topics you need to consider, from landcare to water supply, vegetation management, weeds, pests, livestock, safety on your property and smart property design.
An electronic copy of the The land is in your hands is available to download as a PDF from this webpage.
Please note that this document is not in accessible format.