Land use planning

The land use planning challenge for agriculture and food industries is to have sufficient and suitable land and water resources to support the current and future development needs of agriculture and food in Western Australia.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is committed to achieving this goal by providing information and advice to the Western Australian Planning Commission, the Department of Planning, and local governments to ensure their strategic planning processes give consideration to the continued growth of agriculture and food processing industries.

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  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development identifies high quality agricultural land (HQAL) using a methodology that combines soil and water qualities valuable to agriculture and

  • 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

  • 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

  • Land capability assessment is used to identify the potential for agricultural and non-agricultural land uses. It considers specific requirements of the land use and also identifies potenti

  • We use land-use planning to ensure that land and water resources are available for agriculture and food businesses to expand and grow.

  • 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