Soil and Land Conservation Act 1945

The Soil and Land Conservation Act 1945 is administered for the Minister for Agriculture and Food by the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation (Commissioner).

The Commissioner, operating from within the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, carries out the Act’s administrative services for land drainage, clearing, land degradation assessment, compliance, covenanting and Land Conservation District Committees.

The functions of the Commissioner also include the mitigation and prevention of land degradation, promotion of soil conservation and educating landholders and the general public about sound land management.

A full copy of the Soil and Land Conservation Act is available from the State Law Publisher's website.

 

Articles

  • 9 November 2016

    Leveed deep drains are deep excavated channels with sloping floors and sides and levees on both sides.

  • 7 September 2016

    Open deep drains are deep excavated channels with sloping floors and sides, designed to intercept and drain surface (usually fresh) and subsurface water (usually saline in Western Australia) from a

  • 9 November 2016

    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

  • 7 September 2016

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

  • 15 September 2016

    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

  • 15 September 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) carries out the requirements of the Soil and Land Conservation Act 1945 to mitigate and prevent land degradation throughou

  • 19 December 2016

    This section outlines some simple investigations that should be undertaken before designing a drainage system and submitting a Notice of Intent to Drain.

  • 9 November 2016

    Mole drainage is a subsurface method of draining clay soils that experience regular waterlogging from irrigation or high rainfall.

  • 9 December 2016

    If you think that commercial flower growing could be worth considering, this page will help you work through the issues critical for success and point to sources of information to help achieve that

  • 11 September 2016

    Subsurface water management is carried out to lower watertables and alleviate problems with waterlogging, rising salinity, infrastructure damage, and can be used to produce water resources for on-f