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Hillview Station – improving the condition of land to ensure industry prosperity

Hillview is a 149,000ha cattle station Hillview Station located approximately 61 km southeast of Meekatharra, in Western Australia. Darren and Kim bought Hillview Station about nine and a half years ago to fulfill a passion of theirs. The country on Hillview is very fragile and has become even more fragile because
of overgrazing. The analogy that Darren uses is “if you drag a stick and it then rains, it will become a gully within 12 months”. Because of this, there is a
significant amount of erosion on Hillview. By reducing stock numbers this will help to heal some of the landscape naturally, however, mechanical intervention is also necessary. Darren and Kim have already made a start on the erosion works, with plans to do more in the future.  To help them understand their new direction, the National Landcare Program Smart Farms Grant has been imperative. Rangelands NRM is excited to be working alongside Darren and Kim and our other project partners and pastoralists to deliver this exciting project for the Southern Rangelands. To find out more, please see attached Case Study.

Hillview Station Casestudy