See what's in plan for Pilbara water in 2030
Released 02 Dec 2008
Western Australians are being urged to inspect the visionary plan that will guide water resource management in the Pilbara region for the next 25 years.
The draft Pilbara regional water plan was released for public comment by the Department of Water today.
The draft plan was developed in partnership with interested and affected parties to provide a strategic vision guiding the sustainable management of the region's water resources and water services.
The department's Director General Kim Taylor said sustainable management of the Pilbara's water resources was essential to the future of the region.
"The region's groundwater and surface water resources support the ecosystems and biodiversity that make it unique," Mr Taylor said.
"They also provide drinking water to a growing population and provide water for mining, agriculture, industry and tourism.
"The draft plan provides a strategic overview of the major challenges facing the Pilbara region as we proceed through a period of strong regional growth and climate change.
"To meet these challenges, a vision for the region's water future to 2030 has been developed with an action plan over a five-year time frame."
The draft plan is now available from www.water.wa.gov.au/regionalplanning or by contacting the Pilbara regional office on (08) 9144 2000.
Comments can be made be emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to the Pilbara regional water plan, Strategic Water Planning Branch, Department of Water, PO Box K822, Perth WA 6842 by 5pm, 23 March 2009.
Contact: Peter Collins
Phone: (08) 6364 6848 / 0434 603 441