Land Tenure options project
Released 06 Jul 2015
The Water for Food Land Tenure project will assist proponents to change tenure over a portion of their pastoral lease.
The Department of Lands (DoL) is currently working closely with the Department of Water on Water for Food projects in the West Kimberley and providing tenure advice to other Royalties for Regions agriculture projects in the Kimberley and Pilbara.
A staged approach is being taken with the Land Tenure Options project, starting with consultation, development and approval of policy principles. Project milestones include the development of policy principles, a policy framework and information packages.
A substantial amount of work is currently going into developing the policy principles, documenting the tenure change process and developing land tenure process maps which will form a part of the information packages which will assist proponents to change tenure over a portion of a pastoral lease or other Crown land.
The team is working with relevant Government agencies which provide statutory approvals to ensure synergies are identified to enhance the quality of the information being developed for potential proponents.
A pre-application guideline will be part of the information package. The publication will be a cross-agency initiative to include not only DoL requirements but also those of other state agencies for the development of irrigated agriculture. The aim is that the proponent will have one point of reference.
Consultation is also ongoing with Native Title holders, pastoralists, local governments and many other stakeholders who have an interest in a higher form of tenure to support further irrigated agricultural development.
Find out more about the Land Tenure project.
Contact: Darren O'Malley
Phone: (08) 6364 7109 / 0438 025 942