The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation supports Western Australia’s community, economy and environment by managing and regulating the state’s environment and water resources.
The department is responsible for environment and water regulation, serving as a ‘one stop shop’ for industry and developers, with the aim of streamlining and simplifying regulation.
More information on the department and its programs can be obtained at www.dwer.wa.gov.au/
The Department of Planning recognises that water resources planning issues must be integrated with other land use planning and development issues so that land and water planning are undertaken concurrently, rather than independently and consecutively. This is critical if better urban water outcomes are to be achieved in new development and redevelopment in urban centres and the many growing towns across the State.
The Western Australian Planning Commission supports integrated water cycle management and water sensitive urban design through implementation of State Planning Policy No 2.9: Water Resources, consistent with the requirements contained in Better Urban Water Management (WAPC, 2008) which provides a framework for the consideration of water resources at each stage of the planning and development approvals system. More information on the department and its programs can be obtained at www.planning.wa.gov.au.
The Western Australian Local Government Association is the voice of Local Government in Western Australia. As the peak industry body WALGA advocates on behalf of the State’s 142 Local Governments and negotiates service agreements for the sector. WALGA is not a government department or agency.
One of the ways in which the Western Australian Local Government Association supports Western Australia’s member Local Government bodies is to work in the area of policy development. With an understanding of the needs of Local Government, the Association works on their behalf to draft and suggest policies on a number of key issues. More information on the department and its programs can be obtained at www.walga.asn.au.
The UDIA is the peak body representing all segments of the development industry. The Institute has been representing the urban development industry in Western Australia for more than 30 years. More information on the UDIA and its programs can be obtained at www.udia.com.au.
The Water Corporation is the principal supplier of water, wastewater and drainage services in WA. Owned by the State Government and accountable to the Minister for Water, everything about the Water Corporation, how it operates, its structure, strategies and performance as well as information for media and job seekers can be found on their website, here: www.watercorporation.com.au