Policy on accessing the Leederville and Yarragadee aquifers in Perth

This sets out the policies for allocating groundwater resources from two of the main aquifers in Perth, the Leederville and the Yarragadee aquifers.
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This policy is intended to facilitate the proper management of the groundwater resources in the Leederville and Yarragadee aquifers by:

  • preventing the unlimited harvesting of the groundwater resources
  • ensuring the development options of future generations are maintained
  • balancing the consumptive needs, uses and social values with environmental protection
  • providing a direction as to the purposes for which the aquifers should be used
  • specifying the responsibilities of licensees
  • providing a consistent and comprehensive approach to allocating groundwater resources from these aquifers.

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