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Inquiry into Pastoral Leases in Western Australia


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:08 Aug 2013
Date Ended:01 Apr 2014
Committee:Public Administration Committee
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 08/08/2013
10/01/2013
10/18/2013
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:Inquiry into pastoral leases granted to the pastoral industry in Western Australia and, in particular;

a) management of the increase in the number of stock and environmental damage on pastoral land;
b) the adequacy of security of land tenure;
c) procedures for granting or renewing pastoral leases;
d) the proposed pastoral lease 2015; and
e) any other matter

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
Town of Port Hedland received on 13 Sep 2013
Western Australian Local Government Association received on 27 Sep 2013
Tourism Western Australia received on 2 Sep 2013
Tony and Robyn Richardson received on 23 Sep 2013
Mid West Development Commission received on 13 Sep 2014
Nicholas Cukela received on 11 Sep 2013
Keith Mader received on 12 Sep 2013
Shire of Dundas received on 9 Sep 2013
Digby Corker received on 13 Sep 2013
Department of Regional Development received on 13 Sep 2013
Department of Water received on 13 Sep 2013
The Western Australian Farmers Federation received on 26 Sep 2013
Shire of Mount Magnet received on 27 Sep 2013
Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (Inc) received on 25 Sep 2013
Gascoyne Catchments Group Inc received on 13 Sep 2013
Peter Camp received on 15 Oct 2013
Patrick Roach received on 22 Aug 2013
Environmental Protection Authority received on 13 Sep 2013
Dr R Sidhu received on 12 Sep 2013
Association of Mining and Exploration Companies received on 11 Sep 2013
Department of Lands received on 27 Sep 2013
Shire of Yalgoo received on 20 Sep 2013
RSPCA received on 13 Sep 2013
Department of Parks and Wildlife received on 24 Sep 2013
John C Craig received on 3 Sep 2013
Pew Charitable Trusts received on 13 Sep 2013
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder received on 5 Sep 2013
Hon Peter Collier MLC, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs received on 13 Sep 2013
Pastoral Lands Board received on 27 Sep 2013
Shire of Nannup received on 25 Sep 2013
Department of Mines and Petroleum received on 11 Sep 2013
David Stoate received on 13 Sep 2013
Mervyn Tomkins received on 20 Aug 2013
Kimberley Land Council received on 13 Sep 2013
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
04 Nov 201309:30 AMKalgoorlie Council BuildingPrivate Citizen, Private Citizen, Private Citizen, Goldfield Nullarbor Rangelands Biosecurity Association, Private Citizen, Private Citizen
05 Nov 201311:30 AMCarnarvon Council BuildingGascoyne Catchment Group, Shire of Carnarvon, Private Citizen
06 Nov 201308:00 AMPort Hedland Council BuildingPrivate Citizen, Private Citizen, Town of Port Hedland, Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, Private Citizen
07 Nov 201311:00 AMFitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy CrossingPrivate Citizen, Private Citizens, Private Citizen, Private Citizen, Kimberley Land Council
20 Nov 201309:00 AMCommittee Office, West PerthDepartment of Lands
20 Nov 201309:45 AMCommittee Office, West PerthGondwana Link, PEW Charitable Trusts, Conservation Council of WA
20 Nov 201310:15 AMCommittee Office, West PerthPastoral Lands Board
20 Nov 201311:00 AMCommittee Office, West PerthPastoralists and Graziers Association
27 Nov 201309:00 AMCommittee Office, West PerthDepartment of Parks and Wildlife
27 Nov 201309:30 AMCommittee Office, West PerthWA Farmer's Federation
27 Nov 201310:00 AMCommittee Office, West PerthPrivate Citizen
27 Nov 201310:30 AMCommittee Office, West PerthRangelands NRM
27 Nov 201311:00 AMCommittee Office, West PerthPrivate Citizen
27 Nov 201311:30 AMCommittee Office, West PerthDepartment of Regional Development
04 Dec 201310:45 AMCommittee Office, West PerthDepartment of Agriculture and Food
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Patrick Hill (Manager, Mt Weld Pastoral Station) on 4 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Keith Mader, (Pastoralist Walling Rock Station) on 4 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Stephen Tonkin (Director, Gindalbie Pastoral Co) and Mrs Jo-Anne Tonkin (Director, Gindalbie Pastoral Co) on 4 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Ross Wood (Goldfields-Nullarbor Rangelands Biosecurity Association Inc) on 4 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Mark Forrester (Owner Manager, Kanandah Station) on 4 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr John Percy (Chair, Lyndon Land Conservation District Committee), Mr Sean D'Arcy (Chair, Gascoyne Catchment Group) and Mrs Jodie McTaggart (Committee Member, Upper Gascoyne Land Conservation District Committee) on 5 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Richard Brown (Partner Pastoralist, Yaringa Station) on 5 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Ian D'Arcy (Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Carnarvon) and Mr Karl Brandenburg (Shire President, Shire of Carnarvon) on 5 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Eber Butron (Director, Planning and Development, Town of Port Hedland) and Mr Gordon MacMile (Director, Community Development, Town of Port Hedland) on 6 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr David Stoate (Director, Anna Plains Cattle Company Pty Ltd) on 6 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr John Digby Corker, Owner, Red Hill Station on 6 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mrs Robyn Richardson (Pastoralist, Mount Florance Station ) on 6 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Dr Anthony Ryan (General Manager, Operations, Gumala Aboriginal Corporation) on 6 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Kurt Elezovich (Owner-Operator, Country Downs Station) on 7 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Christopher Kloss (Tour Operator/Driver, Windjana Tours) on 7 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Kevin Brockhurst (Owner and Partner, Larrawa Station) and Mrs Wendy Brockhurst (Partner, Larrawa Station) on 7 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Nolan Hunter (Chief Executive Officer, Kimberley Land Council), Mr Mervyn Street (Director, Kimberley Land Council) and Mr Tom Birch (Deputy Chairman, Kimberley Land Council) on 7 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Rick Ford (Manager, Gogo Station), Mr Peter Camp (Owner/Manager, Kalyeeda Station), Mrs Kirsty Forshaw (Owner/Lessee, Nita Downs Station) and Mr Phillip Hams (Operations Manager, Gogo Station) on 7 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Michael Bradford (Acting Director General, Department of Lands), Mr Karel Eringa (Manager, Pastoral Lease, Department of Lands) and Ms Sandra Eckert (General Counsel, Department of Lands) on 20 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mrs Leanne Corker (Chair, Pastoral Lands Board) on 20 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Peter Price (Project Manager, Gondwana Link Ltd), Mr Piers Verstegen (Director, Conservation Council of WA) and Dr Barry Traill (Director, Australian Program, Pew Charitable Trusts) on 20 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Robert Gillam (President, Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia) and Mrs Jano Foulkes-Taylor (Executive Member, Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia) on 20 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Paul Rosair (Director General, Department of Regional Development), Mr Michael Rowe (Executive Director, Policy and Planning, Department of Regional Development) and Mrs Jenni Collard (Executive Director, Business Social Development, Department of Regional Development) on 27 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Jim Sharp (Acting Director General, Department of Parks and Wildlife), Mr Kelly Gillen (Acting Director, Regional and Fire Management Services, Department of Parks and Wildlife), Mr Ian Kealley (Regional Manager Goldfields, Department of Parks and Wildlife) and Mr Ian Herford (Principal Rangelands Planning Officer, Department of Parks and Wildlife) on 27 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Dr Brian Warren (General Manager, Rangelands NRM Coordinating Group Inc) on 27 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Gregory Smith (Elders Real Estate) on 27 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Mark Gregory (Partner, Castledine Gregory) on 27 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Dale Park (General President, WA Farmers Federation) and Ms Genevieve Morrow (Executive Officer, Livestock, WA Farmers Federation) on 27 Nov 2013
Evidence by.. Mr Robert Delane (Director General, Department of Agriculture and Food), Dr Paul Novelly (Manager, Rangeland Research, Department of Agriculture and Food) and Mr David Warburton (Policy Officer, Rangelands Reform, Department of Agriculture and Food) on 4 Dec 2013
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
20 Inquiry into Pastoral Leases in Western Australia1 Apr 2014More...
17 Inquiry into Pastoral Leases in Western Australia - Terms of Reference8 Aug 2013