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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...


Water Supply Demand Strategy

The Water Supply Demand Strategy (WSDS) is a plan to assess long term water demands against supply inflows under a range of future climate scenarios.


Annual Water Security Outlook

The Annual Water Security Outlook builds on the Water Supply Demand Strategy and provides information about water security for our customers.



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