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Land Tenure Pathway for Irrigated Agriculture

Proposed Timeline

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  • Land Tenure Pathway approved by Cabinet

    March 2015
  • Policy framework developed

    June 2015
  • Stakeholder discussion paper and consultation plan

    December 2015
  • LTPIA application guidelines endorsed

    June 2016
  • Land Tenure options project completed

    June 2016
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Land Tenure Pathway for Irrigated Agriculture

The Land Tenure Pathway for Irrigated Agriculture (LTPIA) project administered by the Department of Lands is a key component of the Water for Food initiative.

With the aim of stimulating greater economic development and investment across the State for irrigated agriculture, this project will assist proponents (including pastoralists and third party investors) to obtain more secure land tenure.

A policy framework has been developed in the scope of what is currently possible under the Land Administration Act 1997 and the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). The project has defined a specific land tenure pathway for irrigated agriculture, using policy principles as a foundation, which were approved by the State Government in August 2015.

The key principles include:

  • Proposals are driven by the proponent, not the State
  • Proponents are required to negotiate their own Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUA).  Guidelines and a template will be provided by the State, which will be a party to the ILUA
  • Proponents are responsible for all costs including surveying, native title compensation, negotiations, and meetings
  • Proponents are responsible for obtaining all approvals
  • Every application will require State Government approval
  • Applications will be accepted for proposals of up to 10 000 hectares

The project is designed to accommodate four types of proponents, which may include:

  • Existing tenure holders wanting to surrender part of their interest to secure alternative tenure for themselves
  • Existing tenure holders wanting to surrender part of their interest to secure alternative tenure in partnership with a third party
  • Proponents attracted through the public release of land by tender or through an expression of interest by the State
  • Other proposals to develop crown land

The land tenure pathway can be summarised as follows:

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Further information on the project, visit 
www.pathwayforirrigatedagriculture.lands.wa.gov.au 

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