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Following a short outline of physical geography of the region and pre European land use activities, this paper will take a brief look back into the history of land use in the Leeuwin - Naturaliste Region and explore the six distinct waves of land use...
This report for the Avon Natural Resource Management Strategy provides an assessment of the current status of land resources throughout the Avon River Basin in Western Australia. It identifies the sub-regions and landscape components of the area and the land resource as sets. The greatest...
This blueprint for the establishment of Infrastructure WA (IWA) sets out a new approach to long-term infrastructure planning in Western Australia to create jobs.
The Western Australian Transport and Planning Minister has released the revised State Planning Policy 5.4: Road and Rail Noise (SPP5.4) and associated guidelines for public comment.
These guidelines are intended to assist in determining appropriate land use planning in relation to bushfire prone areas across the State of Western Australia; specifying the requirements to be met at each stage of the planning process; and ensuring that necessary bushfire protection measures are...
This policy set out the principles used by the WAPC in determining applications for the subdivision of rural land.
Tourism generates jobs and wealth for Western Australians. In 2005, over 6.5 million people visited the State generating approximately $4billion in income. Direct and indirect tourism employment is estimated at 72,000 people - approximately 7.7 percent of the Western Australian workforce. Tourism is particularly important...
Australians seem to be forever rediscovering an urgent need to 'unlock' the vast potential of the north. They've been doing it for over a hundred and fifty years, and throughout that time their efforts have been accompanied by a great deal of hyperbole. It still...
In November 2009, the Western Australian Government announced its Pilbara Cities vision to build on the resource boom to improve life in the Pilbara and turn Karratha and Port Hedland into diverse, 21st Century cities. This report is a component of the essential planning process...
Climate projections over the next two to four decades indicate that most of Australia's wheat-belt is likely to become warmer and drier. Here we used a shire scale, dynamic stress-index model that accounts for the impacts of rainfall and temperature on wheat yield, and a...