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The Land Tenure Pathway for Irrigated Agriculture (LTPIA) consists of four stages and begins with a two-stage application process.

  1. Application Stage One
    This is when you develop your idea and submit a Crown Land Enquiry Form (CLEF) to the Department of Lands (DoL) for it to undertake initial tenure investigation and assessment.
  2. Application Stage Two 
    This is where you seek preliminary advice and in-principle support and develop your Project Proposal. You submit your proposal to DoL to assess it and undertake statutory referrals. DoL then refers it to the Minister for Lands and Cabinet for approval.
  3. Option Agreement Stage (Option)
    If your Project Proposal is approved, DoL will offer you a three-year Option which provides you with the opportunity to determine if your proposal will be feasible.  During this stage you must meet a range of conditions, as set out in the Option.
  4. Tenure Stage
    When all conditions of the Option are met, a four-year Development Lease will be issued to you. The land must be developed in this final stage. Once all conditions of the Development Lease are met, a long-term lease or freehold, as approved, will be granted.


This website outlines what you need to do to initiate your proposal in accordance with the LTPIA and help you understand the opportunities, risks, timeframes, associated costs and processes involved. The website steps you through each stage of the LTPIA process in more detail. Please read through the guidance on how to use this website to get the most from your experience. DoL will assist you during each stage, and also provide you with additional information that is not provided here, at the appropriate times in the process.

The LTPIA Detailed Process Flowchart outlines each task that you and DoL will undertake during each of the four stages of the pathway process.

Something to remember

All proposals will be proponent-driven. This means you (the proponent) are responsible for obtaining all necessary permits, licences, clearances and approvals for your Project Proposal and for paying all associated costs.

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Page updated 11/07/2016

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