Community encouraged to consult on development of South West Coastal allocation plan
Released 21 Mar 2012
The Department of Water has published an information report to assist in developing a new groundwater allocation plan for the South West Coastal area.
Community members and other stakeholders are invited to access the South West Coastal groundwater allocation plan Information Report and get involved in the process of developing the allocation plan.
The allocation plan will cover the groundwater area from Mandurah to Myalup and aims to ensure a sustainable water supply to the region.
When completed, the plan will replace the 1989 South West Coastal groundwater area management review.
Department of Water Executive Director Science and Planning Greg Davis said the plan will ensure water supplies are available and sustainable in this area, and will address the potential impacts of groundwater use on the recognised environmental values of the Peel-Yalgorup wetland system.
"The South West Coastal water allocation plan will present ways of maximising licensed volumes while ensuring that the salinity of the aquifers doesn't increase," he said.
"It is particularly important in light of urban development proposals for the region."
The government is keen to maintain a high level of community involvement both before and after the plan's release.
To obtain further information or to register as a stakeholder, please contact the Department of Water at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Kwinana Peel Regional Office on (08) 9550 4222.
The information report detailing preparations for the plan can be accessed via the Department of Water website: www.water.wa.gov.au or viewed here .
Contact: Peter Collins
Phone: (08) 6364 6848 / 0434 603 441