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Published by: Department of Sustainability and Environment

Date: November 2011


The Western Region Sustainable Water Strategy maps out our region's water resources and the challenges and opportunities facing water users over the next 50 years.

The Strategy aims to:

  • make the best use of water resources in different parts of the region
  • protect the environment
  • be ready to manage the challenges of a variable climate and future droughts.

Development of the Strategy was overseen by the Western Region Consultative Committee, which was chaired by Daryl Argall and has been meeting since 2009.  Water corporations, catchment management authorities, industry, farming and environmental groups and the broader community helped develop the strategy through wide consultation.

The policies and actions in the Strategy are designed to:

  • provide increased certainty for water users and environmental managers
  • promote sustainable urban, industrial, and rural water use; and
  • protect and improve the health of waterways, aquifers, wetlands and estuaries


Adobe PDF file icon 24x24 Western Region Sustainable Water Strategy (15MB, 291 pages)

To view the five-yearly assessment relating to the Strategy, visit: (external website)


Supporting information...

Urban and Rural Water Supply Strategy

Our Urban and Rural Water Supply Strategy outlines how we will manage water security to provide water services in our towns and cities now and into the future


Annual Water Outlook

Our Annual Water Outlook is released in December each year. It builds on our Urban and Rural Water Strategy to provide information about water security for our towns and rural users for the year ahead.



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