Statewide policy no. 5 - Environmental water provisions policy for WA

This policy describes principles and processes to be applied by the department in determining how much water should be retained for the environment when allocating and reviewing water use rights.
Last updated: 24 November 2022

This policy describes the approach to be followed by the department in determining how water will be provided to protect ecological values when allocating the rights to use water in Western Australia.

The policy lists the guiding principles to be followed when making such decisions and outlines a water allocation planning framework in which these principles are to be applied.

Please download the document below.