Do you have an idea for developing an irrigated agriculture proposal?
If you have identified an area and have a concept of what you would like to do on the land, you can begin the Application Stage One of the process to develop your idea.
In this stage you need to do some initial research to be able to describe the land you are interested in, show the area in a sketch or map, and outline your proposed use of the land. You should also seek initial consent from the registered lessee, management body or other interest holders.
Registered Interests on the Crown land title could include leases, easements, mortgages, caveats or management orders. Unregistered interests could include native title and mining interests which are not registered on the Crown land title.
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Development Officers can assist you in identifying your area of interest and/or developing a concept before you submit your Crown Land Enquiry Form (CLEF).
Seeking early advice can avoid many issues and DPIRD recommends that proponents complete a land capability assessment to determine the suitability of land for the proposal.
When you have confirmed that your area of interest is on Crown land you should complete a CLEF with the required details and submit it to DPLH for assessment. Download our CLEF Guide below for help and instructions on how to complete the form.
You need to give the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) a dimensioned sketch as part of your CLEF submission. It is highly recommended that you engage a consultant or land surveyor to provide you with advice or assistance on the best way to show your area of interest. This will assist your proposal to be assessed with minimum delay. Further information on using a consultant or land surveyor can be found on the Application Stage 2 page.