Sustainability and Innovation

Our View

We have an important role in creating social, economic and environmental value, and addressing challenges and opportunities. We define 'sustainable development' through our four sustainability elements:

  • environmental responsibility,
  • community wellbeing,
  • design excellence, and
  • economic health.

These elements provide a framework for thinking, planning, designing and reporting to manage the impacts of land and infrastructure development and make the most of opportunities. By thinking about sustainability through the lens of each of these elements we improve our ability to respond to and address them in a positive way.

We take a long term approach to improving and maintaining the quality of life enjoyed by Western Australians. Find out more about how we integrate sustainability and innovation into our approach here.


We believe in leading by doing. Our Innovation through Demonstration projects champion sustainable land and infrastructure development practices and cutting-edge technologies.

We are putting our commitment into practice across all areas of our business, including in our reporting processes.

Sustainability Reporting

We are pleased to present our first combined Annual and Sustainability Report reflecting our commitment to integrate sustainability within the business.

Separate sustainability reports were produced from 2013-14 to 2016-17. This Annual and Sustainability Report presents our financial and non-financial performance for the 2017-18 year.

This is our fifth report produced in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards (GRI Standards).

The Western Australian Land Authority Act 1992 requires us to take account of and balance social, economic and environmental outcomes. Using the GRI Standards as part of our yearly reporting ensures we assess our performance against globally accepted sustainability reporting principles and measures.

Our reporting allows us to share the results of our performance with our government, industry, and community stakeholders as well as our staff.

Importantly, it enables continuous improvement throughout our organisation as we continue to support land and infrastructure for economic and community growth across WA. Through monitoring and measurement we will enhance the understanding of our performance and our ability to manage change.