The Water for Food (WFF) program is funded by the Royalties for Regions program and is a key component of the State Government’s broader Seizing the Opportunity in Agriculture (STOA) initiative. This initiative provides a boost to regional Western Australia communities through the development and diversification of the agriculture and food sector. The Department of Water is the lead agency for the WFF program. Department of Lands (DoL) has received funding to support six projects under the WFF program, the projects are:
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The focus of the Water for Food program is to accelerate surface and groundwater investigations and overcome barriers to investment and expansion, particularly constraints around land tenure. The program will support investment in new and existing agricultural precincts.
The LTPIA project, approved by Cabinet, is one of DoL's six projects and it aims to reduce the regulatory burden in Western Australia by outlining a clear pathway to develop land for irrigated agriculture. DoL is the lead agency for the LTPIA project.
The LTPIA will assist you in obtaining more secure land tenure, by converting a portion of a pastoral lease or other Crown land to long-term leasehold or freehold, to attract investment and allow diversification into high-value intensive irrigated agriculture. It is designed to make the process clearer and streamline information.
You should use the LTPIA when:
All proposals will be proponent-driven. This means that you (the proponent) will be responsible for initiating, funding and driving the process. This will include, but is not limited to:
The LTPIA process summary diagram outlines the four stages of the pathway process.
For further information relating to the WFF program, the LTPIA or the DoL’s role in administering Crown Land, please visit the following pages:
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