The plan replaces the Derby groundwater management plan. It updates how we manage groundwater in the Derby region.
The Derby groundwater allocation plan: for public comment 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.
The Derby groundwater allocation plan: for public comment was open for public comment until 31 May 2021.
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.
The plan was open for public comment:
- online via our Consultation Hub at https://consult.dwer.wa.gov.au/water-policy/derby-groundwater-allocation-plan
- by sending 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