Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4


Nature conservation, National parks, Land use, Regional planning, Western Australia

First Page Number


Last Page Number





In 1973 the Australian Government established a Committee of Inquiry under Mr. Justice R. M. Hope to inquire into the National Estate. Under its terms of reference the Committee was to assess the nature and condition of the National Estate and the measures which were being and should be taken for its preservation and enhancement.

Officers of the Department of Agriculture recognise that there are basic natural resources such as land, water, gene material and ecosystems which are essential elements of the National Estate held in trust by successive generations.

In a submission to the Inquiry, matters of particular concern to the Department of Agriculture and of relevance to the National Estate were discussed. The submission is printed here in condensed form.