Why can’t producers utilise their land in other ways rather than breed and sell livestock?

Emma White from the Kimberley Pilbara Cattleman’s Association explains why cattle producers from the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of WA cannot just ‘go and do something else’ with their land. Pastoral leases are leases over Crown land which gives the lessee the right to graze authorised livestock on the natural vegetation. SOURCE: https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/information-an…/…/pastoral-leases