Proposed land reform changes to diversify the WA Outback
After several years of landholders calling for change, the WA Government has announced they will update the Land Administration Act. The changes include allowing for conservation and restoration on pastoral lands in the WA Outback.
The proposed changes would also expand the carbon farming market in WA, allowing landholders to engage with nature on a scale that has previously not been possible.
These changes will offer new leases for tourism, carbon farming and Aboriginal economic development - as well as more options for conservation groups to protect native flora and fauna, creating long-lasting benefits for people, nature and the economy.
This announcement is only the start, but for many people in the WA Outback this is a milestone step. These proposed amendments once passed by government would create new opportunities to address long-term challenges and have great potential to provide a more diversified and resilient economy, while protecting and restoring the Outback.
We'll keep you updated to how these changes progress, but for more information on these proposed changes to the Land Administration Act and other associated proposals that support large renewable energy and other development projects please click here
For people and nature!