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Pastoral Lands Board

 

Role and functions

The Pastoral Lands Board is a statutory authority established under Section 94 of the Land Administration Act 1997 (WA). The board has joint responsibility with the Minister for Lands for administering Western Australian pastoral leases in accordance with Part 7 of this Act.
 
Under Section 95 of the Act, the functions of the Pastoral Lands Board are to:
 
  • Advise the Minister on policy relating to the pastoral industry and the administration of pastoral leases
  • Administer pastoral leases in accordance with Part 7 of the Land Administration Act 1997 (WA)
  • Ensure pastoral leases are managed on an ecologically sustainable basis
  • Develop policies to prevent the degradation of rangelands
  • Develop policies to rehabilitate degraded or eroded rangelands and to restore their pastoral potential
  • Consider applications for the subdivision of pastoral land and make recommendations to the Minister in relation to them
  • Establish and evaluate a system of pastoral land monitoring sites
  • Monitor the numbers and the effect of stock and feral animals on pastoral land
  • Conduct or commission research into any matters that it considers are relevant to the pastoral industry
  • Provide any other assistance or advice that the Minister may require in relation to the administration of Part 7 of the Act
  • Exercise or perform such other functions as may be given under the Act or any other Act
 

The functions of the Pastoral Lands Board include:

  • Administration of pastoral leases in accordance with Part 7 of the Land Administration Act 1997; and
  • Providing advice to the Minister for Lands on policy relating to the pastoral industry and the administration of pastoral leases.
 
The Board may invite organisations or individuals to present their views or expertise on specific matters to assist the Board in its deliberations.
 

The Board consists of a Chairperson appointed by the Minister and seven Members of whom:

  • Three are Pastoral Interest Members who hold, or have held, an interest in a pastoral lease, or are, or have been, shareholders in a company with a beneficial interest in a pastoral lease;
  • One is a Conservation Interest Member with expertise in the field of flora, fauna or land conservation management; and
  • One is an Aboriginal Member with experience in pastoral leases.

The Chairperson is the "lead" Member and uses their experience, skills and leadership abilities to effectively lead the Board and its governance processes, based on a good understanding of the public sector environment.

Board members

The Board membership is constituted under section 97 of the Land Administration Act 1997 (WA)
 
ChairpersonTim Shackelton
Pastoral interest members (3) (Persons who hold, or have held, an interest in a pastoral lease, or are, or have been, shareholders in a company with a beneficial interest in a pastoral lease)Jack Burton​Yeeda Pastoral Company
Kimberley Region
Tim Meecham Quobba Station
Carnarvon Region
Ashley Dowden

​Challa Station

Goldfields Region

Expert in the field of flora, fauna or land conservation managementDr Gaye MackenzieChief Executive Officer Rangelands NRM
Aboriginal person with experience in pastoral leasesGregory Wayne StubbsMorapoi Station
Goldfields region​
​Chief Executive Officer (or appointee) of the department principally assisting in the administration of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007John Ruprecht​DAFWA Executive Director Irrigated Agriculture
Chief Executive Officer (or appointee) of the Department of Lands​Colin SlatteryDirector General of the Department of Lands

 

 
Meeting dates
 
2017 meetings:
 
FebruaryThursday 23 February 2017Face to Face Meeting - Perth
AprilThursday 20 April 2017Face to Face Meeting - Perth
JuneWednesday 21 June 2017Stakeholder Forum - Broome
JuneThursday 22 June 2017Face to Face Meeting - Broome
AugustThursday 31 August 2017Face to Face Meeting - Perth
OctoberThursday 19 October 2017

Face to Face Meeting - Perth

 
 
 
 

 

 

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