Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

We manage and regulate Western Australia's environment and water resources.


Media release

Pilbara company fined for illegal dumping

The operators of an accommodation facility in Newman have been ordered to pay more than $17,000 for unlawfully burying oil and other pollutants about 50 metres from the Fortescue River, and within the Newman Public Drinking Water Reserve.
Media release

Funds allocated for rebuilding the Australind Jetty

The Government of Western Australia allocated funding for jetty rebuilding works in the 2022–23 financial year and the department has initiated the procurement process to enable work to commence as early as practicable.
Media release

Waste facility near Dardanup fined for breaching licence condition

A waste management facility near Dardanup has been fined $18,000 and ordered to pay costs of $788.30 in the Bunbury Magistrates Court after a Department of Water and Environmental Regulation investigation found the company had breached a condition of its licence.

What we do

As the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER), we support Western Australia’s community, economy and environment by managing and regulating the state’s environment and water resources.

Ministerial reporting

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Page reviewed 21 September 2022