The McGowan Government will renew the focus on pastoral lands reform to drive new economic opportunities and income streams across Western Australia’s vast rangelands.
Regional Development and Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan will take responsibility for progressing the State Government’s commitment to pastoral lands reform.
This engagement will build on the consultation being undertaken by the Pastoral Lands Board with pastoral lease holders aimed at increasing economic diversification, streamlining approval processes and boosting security of tenure.
Key opportunities to be explored through the pastoral lands reform process include carbon farming, irrigated agriculture and tourism.
The Minister for Regional Development and Agriculture and Food will inform the Minister for Lands of critical decision points as the reform program progresses.
The Ministers will present a joint submission to State Cabinet once the consultation process is complete.