Red tape hold-ups

Written on the 17 July 2017

Red tape is stifling millions of dollars of potential investment and jobs in the Kimberley on farms and stations.

The accusations were levelled by two of the region's premier business organisations in submissions to a Federal inquiry into environmental red tape.

Examples of land tenure issues in the East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and Industry's submission highlight the WA Government dragging its feet on approvals.

The first was Ceres Farms which was named the preferred developer of a 360ha agricultural land parcel on Packsaddle Plain in 2014.

After a lack of communication in how to go about approvals, Ceres was able to apply for a clearing permit in August, 2016, after receiving a draft lease.

As of June this year though the farmers are still waiting on a finalised lease and clearing permit with the process having taken nearly three years.

The chamber's second example was the much larger 7400ha Ord Stage 2 development.


Source: Kimberley Echo

Upcoming Events

Latest news

Matso's Acquired by Gage Roads Brewing

The Peirson-Jones family are delighted to announce that we have agreed to sell Matso's Broome Brewery (Matso's) to Gage Roads Brewing Co (ASX:GRB), one of Australia's leading independent craft brewers. The agreement will see the Matso's range become an integral part of Gage Roads' portfolio of well-known craft beers an...

Read More

Articles via RSS rss

Sign Up for the latest news & events

Does your business attract, recruit and retain staff by offering employment or work experience to young Aboriginal employees?
CLICK HERE to become a Working Together Employer of Choice.



We are located at:

6 Napier Tce
(behind the Westpac bank)
WA 6725

Chamber office hours

Monday: 10am - 3pm
Tuesday: 10am - 2pm
Wednesday: 10am - 3pm
Thursday: 10am - 2pm
Friday: 10am - 2pm

Please ring for an appointment


(08) 9193 5553

After Hours

0410 967 509