Peel Coastal groundwater allocation plan open for comment
Released 14 Nov 2014
The Department of Water has released the Peel Coastal groundwater allocation plan for public comment today.
The plan will guide the management of groundwater resources to enable the productive use of water while also protecting the ecosystems that depend on them. It spans across 380 km2 of the south west coastline from City of Mandurah to just north of Myalup.
Department of Water Kwinana Peel Regional Manager Leon Brouwer says the department is keen to receive feedback from stakeholders.
"The Department of Water began planning for the groundwater resources of the Peel Coastal plan area in 2012," Mr Brouwer said.
"The plan area covers the City of Mandurah, the localities of Falcon, Preston Beach, Island Point and Lake Clifton and is bordered by the Peel Inlet, Harvey Estuary and the ocean.
"It highlights alternative water source options to meet the future needs of the communities in the area.
"Careful planning is required to manage groundwater use in this area of unique coastal geography, for the benefit of water users, the community and the environment, so it is vital that anyone in that area potentially impacted by the plan has the opportunity to make a submission or comment."
This allocation plan will replace the South West Coastal Groundwater Area Management Review of 1989 and will outline allocation limits for groundwater resources, and set objectives and policy for water allocation.
The submission period closes 5pm Friday 27 February 2015, up to which time comments and queries can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Regional Manager Kwinana Peel
Department of Water
PO Box K822, Perth WA 6842
The Department of Water is responsible for managing groundwater abstraction and use throughout the state.
Contact: Peter Collins
Phone: (08) 6364 6848 / 0434 603 441