YOUR PATHWAY TO IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE

Helping you understand what is required to obtain more secure land tenure.

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FIRST, YOU NEED TO HAVE AN IDEA FOR YOUR BUSINESS

There are a number of things to think about before you start.

Some questions to consider.

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SUBMIT A CROWN LAND ENQUIRY FORM (CLEF)

If your application is on Crown land, you must submit a CLEF to the Department of Lands.

Find out more on how to complete a CLEF.

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INITIAL TENURE INVESTIGATION

The Department of Lands will confirm the tenure of land and any interests on the land, including access routes and native title.

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THE DEPARTMENT OF LANDS WILL PROVIDE IN-PRINCIPLE SUPPORT

You will be advised of any potential issues and provided with a checklist and sample letters to contact the relevant agencies.

The Agency Referral Information will also help you find out how these agencies can assist you.

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MAKE CONTACT WITH THE RELEVANT AGENCIES

To get started with your Project Proposal you must first contact the relevant agencies on your checklist, including interest holders and Native Title Parties.

Read the Agency Referral Information.

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WRITE A PROJECT PROPOSAL BASED ON AGENCY REFERRAL ADVICE

Your Guide to Developing a Project Proposal will help you put together your proposal and ensure all the required information is included.

Read the Project Proposal Guide.

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SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LANDS

Ensure you've included as much information as possible, as well as evidence of in-principle support from all agencies and interest holders.

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YOUR PROPOSAL IS REFERRED TO THE MINISTER OF LANDS

The Minister will consider the proposal and if it's approved it will be referred to Cabinet for approval.

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THE DEPARTMENT OF LANDS PREPARES AN OPTION AGREEMENT WITH CONDITIONS

The Option Agreement with conditions is issued and memorial registered on Crown land title. Note: The Option is a contract and not tenure.

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YOU NEED TO ADDRESS ALL THE CONDITIONS IN THE OPTION

Conditions will apply to your Option Agreement which will need to be addressed. These will include a Business Plan, Development Plan, a Land Capability Report, an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) and necessary approvals.

Learn more about meeting the Option conditions.

ILUA PLAN REPORT APPROVALS
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ONCE ALL CONDITIONS IN THE OPTION AGREEMENT ARE MET, THE DEPARTMENT OF LANDS WILL PREPARE THE DOCUMENTATION TO ISSUE YOUR DEVELOPMENT LEASE

Plans will be finalised and lodged, and interests will be removed from the Crown land title. Your tenure documents will be prepared, executed and lodged at Landgate.

ILUA PLAN REPORT APPROVALS
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A FOUR-YEAR DEVELOPMENT LEASE IS ISSUED

The Development Lease is tenure, and nominal rent will be charged.

Learn more about the Development Lease.

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAND

All conditions of the Development Lease are to be met, including any approvals not yet obtained. The land is developed for irrigated agriculture according to milestones in the approved Development Plan.

See the Tenure Stage.

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LONG TERM LAND TENURE IS GRANTED

Once all lease conditions are met, a long-term lease or freehold tenure will be granted. Rent or purchase price will be determined at current unimproved market value.

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YOUR IDEA HAS BECOME A REALITY

From little things big things can grow.

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