Right now the Department for Lands is writing new laws that will shape the future of Western Australia’s Outback. But the change that’s needed can’t be created through law-making alone.
The new laws are expected to create a new type of lease for Outback stations – one that opens up exciting opportunities for sustainable enterprises right around our extraordinary state. Currently station owners are forced to run cattle, sheep or goats on their land, whether they want to or not. The new lease would remove this restriction.
But without help to transition from the standard pastoral lease to the new lease, Outback families will be stuck in the same position they’re in now.
Write to the Minister to ask him to partner with Outback stations to help them transition to the new lease. Only by working together can we keep the Outback great for the future.