The plan replaces the Derby groundwater management plan (WAWA 1992) (PDF). It updates how we manage groundwater in the Derby region.
The plan has objectives and strategies to balance the increased demand for groundwater that is emerging in the region with protecting existing users, groundwater quality and groundwater-dependent values. The plan also sets aside water for an Aboriginal Water Reserve and to meet future public drinking water needs.
How can I make a submission on the plan?
The Derby groundwater allocation plan: for public comment is open for public comment until 5pm (WST) Monday 31 May 2021. Your input into our planning is important, and we invite you to make a submission.
We will review and consider each comment we receive to help finalise the plan. We will release a statement of response with the final plan that summarises the comments we received and how we considered them.
You can provide your comments in several ways:
- online via our Consultation Hub at https://consult.dwer.wa.gov.au/water-policy/derby-groundwater-allocation-plan
- by sending your written comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
Water Allocation Planning Branch
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Locked Bag 10
Joondalup DC WA 6919