Pastoral Lands Board
The Pastoral Lands Board is a statutory authority established under Section 94 of the Land Administration Act 1997 (WA).
What is annual pastoral lease rent? How is pastoral lease rent determined?
Annual pastoral lease rent is the amount of rent that land in good condition might reasonably be expected to realise when managed as a long term pastoral lease.
When will the rent rates come into effect?
The Valuer-General determines rents using a methodology which links rental rates to an estimated return on the value of the unimproved land held under each pastoral lease. In determining pastoral lease rents, the Valuer-General is required to consult with the Pastoral Lands Board in relation to the economic state of the pastoral industry.
What role does the Pastoral Lands Board play?
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage will advise of the rent payable for your pastoral lease, as determined by the Valuer General, in due course. As per usual process, your invoice will be issued in July, with payment due prior to 1 September 2019.
Where can I find out more?
The role of the PLB as manager of the rent review is to liaise with stakeholders to ensure they are well informed of the process and to assist with any needs or queries they may have. More specifically, Under the Land Administration Act 1997, in determining pastoral lease rents, the Valuer-General is required to consult with the Pastoral Lands Board (PLB) in relation to the economic state of the pastoral industry. This is a legislated requirement which involves continued liaison between the Valuer-General and the PLB over the course of the review process.
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Meeting dates Consultation workshops
2018 to 2020 meetings
|December||Thursday, 13 December 2018||Face to Face Meeting - Perth|
|February||Thursday, 21 February 2019||Face to Face Meeting - Perth|
|April||Thursday, 18 April 2019||Face to Face Meeting - Perth|
|June||Thursday, 20 June 2019||Face to Face Meeting - Perth|
|August||Thursday, 22 August 2019||Face to Face Meeting - Perth|
|October||Thursday, 17 October 2019||Face to Face Meeting - Perth|
|December||Thursday, 12 December 2019||Face to Face Meeting - Perth|
|February||Thursday, 13 February 2020||Face to Face Meeting - Perth|
|April||Thursday, 16 April 2020||Face to Face Meeting - Perth|
|June||Thursday, 18 June 2020||Face to Face Meeting - Perth|
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At the request of the Minister for Lands the PLB has recently concluded a series of consultation workshops. Information gathered from the pastoral industry during these workshops has informed the PLB's advice to the Ministers for Lands and Agriculture in the paper Priorities for Strengthening the Economic Viability and Ecological Management of the Pastoral Estate.
The recommendations made by the PLB include:
- creating a strategic vision for the pastoral industry
- improving security of land tenure for pastoralists
- introducing a risk based approach to assessing applications for diversified economic activity on pastoral leases
- introducing a new optional lease type which would enable more diverse activity on pastoral leases
- developing a land condition monitoring system that assists the State Government as land owner and pastoralists as land managers, to acquit their respective responsibilities
- developing a program to assist Aboriginal pastoralists to better realise opportunities for economic, environmental and social benefits.