Water Planning Survey for Denmark River
Released 10 Apr 2007
What do you value about the Denmark River and how do you use its water?
The Department of Water wants to hear from landowners and residents who live along the Denmark River and Scotsdale Brook as a part of a survey that will be used in future water planning work in the South Coast region.
South Coast Regional Manager Naomi Arrowsmith said the survey, funded by the South Coast Regional Initiative Planning Team (SCRIPT), would gather information on water and land use and social values along the river.
"We'll be seeking information about land use, such as horticultural, orchards, and garden and stock needs, current and future risks to water quality as well as identifying recreation, tourism, heritage, aesthetic and other social values of the river," Ms Arrowsmith said.
"By identifying what people value about the river we can plan to better protect it.
"This forward planning is all the more crucial as the region's population grows and industries expand.
"Currently there are no specific development proposals but the Department wants to ensure it is prepared through thorough planning to help inform what level of future water use, if any, may be appropriate.
"Any future proposals would need to go through a number of approval processes.
"Information gathered from the survey will be used in the development of the Denmark Water Allocation Plan and the Denmark Drinking Water Source Protection Plan.
"These plans are central to long term planning by the Department to ensure a sustainable water supply for the environment and local communities."
For more information about the survey please contact Sharon Stratico, Allocation Planning Program Manager, South Coast Region on (08) 9842 5760.
Contact: Peter Collins
Phone: (08) 6364 6848 / 0434 603 441