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Governance of Western Australia's Water Resources


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:22 Jun 2006
Deadline for submissions:11 Aug 2006
Date Ended:17 Jun 2009
Committee:Public Administration Committee
House:Legislative Council
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:
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Terms of reference (As agreed by Committee on 21 June 2006)

a.Responsibilities and accountability of public sector agencies, communities and the private sector in governance of water resources;

b. The legal and regulatory framework and its impact on effective water governance;

c. Economic and environmental sustainability of the current approach to governance of water resources; and

d. Demand for and equity of allocation of water resources.

Any other matters deemed relevant.

a)responsibilities and accountability of public sector agencies, communities and the private sector in governance of water resources;
b)the legal and regulatory framework and its impact on effective water governance;
c)economic and environmental sustainability of the current approach to governance of water resources;
d)demand for and equity of allocation of water resources; and
e)any other matters deemed relevant.


Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
No submissions
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
01 Nov 200611:15 AMDepartment of WaterPaul Frewer, Director General, Dept of Water
30 May 2007private citizenJeff Camkin
09 Apr 200811:15 AMWater CorporationGreg Scrivens, Water Corp; Peter Moore, Water Corp
09 Apr 200811:45 AMDept of Water John Loney - A/Director General, John Roberts - Project Director - Water Law Reform, Mike Rowe - Manager, Policy coordination and Reform Branch, and Patrick Seares, Dept of Water
14 Apr 200809:30 AMNational Water Commission Office, CanberraNational Water CommissionKen Matthews, CEO, NWC; Bronwyn Ray, Audit Team Leader, NWC; Rod Coulton, Water Market Pricing Team Member, NWC
14 Apr 200801:30 PMMDB Commission, CanberraMurray Darling Basin CommissionDr Wendy Craik, CE, MDBC
14 Apr 200803:00 PMAustralian National UniversityAustralian National University Water InitiativeDr Daniel Connell, ANU Water Initiative
15 Apr 200804:00 PMAustralian Water Association Office, SydneyAustralian Water AssociationTom Mollenkopf, CE, AWA
16 Apr 200810:00 AMDept of Water & Energy Office, SydneyDept of Water & EnergyRobert O'Neill, A/Director, Water Planning & Interstate Programs, NSW Dept of Water & Energy; Dave Miller, Energy Management, Dept of Water & Energy
16 Apr 200811:15 AMParliament of NSWNatural Resource Management (Climate Change) CommitteeKaryn Paluzzano MP, Chair, Natural Resource Management (Climate Change) Committee; Vicki Buchbach, Committee Manager, Natural Resource Management (Climate Change) Committee & staff
17 Apr 200810:00 AMDept of Sustainability & Environment Office, MelbourneDept of Sustainability & EnvironmentDavid Downie, General Manager, Dept of Sustainabiltiy & Environment; Allan McPherson, ED, Water Industry, Dept of Sustainability & Environment.
17 Apr 200812:00 PMWater Services Assoc of Australia, MelbourneWater Services Association of AustraliaClaude Piccinin, Deputy ED, Water Services Assoc of Australia
17 Apr 200802:45 PMMonash University, VictoriaFaculty of Arts, National Urban Water Governance ProgramAssoc Professor Rebekah Brown, Program Leader, National Urban Water Governance Program, School of Geography & Environmental Science; Nina Keath, Research Fellow, National Urban Water Governance Program; Ana Deletic, Engineer; and Nigel Tapper, Departmental Head
18 Apr 200809:45 AMDept of Environment, Heritage & Aboriginal Affairs, AdelaideDept of Environment, Heritage & Aboriginal AffairsPaul Harvey, Manager, Murray-Darling Initiative, Dept of Environment, Heritage & Aboriginal Affairs; Peter O'Neill, ED, Rivery Murray, Dept of Environment, Heritage & Aboriginal Affairs; Julie Cann, Principal Adviser NRM & NWI Implementation, Resource Allocation, Dept of Environment, Heritage & Aboriginal Affairs, Andrew Emmett, Group Manager, Operational Policy & Legislation Group, Dept of Environment, Heritage & Aboriginal Affairs
18 Apr 200811:30 AMParliament of South AustraliaNatural Resources CommitteeJohn Rau MP, Presiding Member, Natural Resources Committee; Hon Sandra Kanck MLC, Member; Hon Russell Wortley MLC, Member; Knut Cudarans, EO, Natural Resources Committee; and Patrick Dupont, RO, Natural Resources Committee
18 Apr 200803:30 PMUniversity of AdelaideSchool of Earth & Environmental SciencesProfessor Mike Young, Water Economics & Management, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Videos:
As part of their inquiry into Water Governance, the Committee will be on a site visit to the Desalination Plant and Woodmans Point Wastewater Plant on 2 April 2008.

As part of their inquiry into Water Governance, a Sub-Committee, consisting of Hon Barry House and Hon Matt Benson-Lidholm, will be travelling with Suzanne Veletta, Advisory Officer (General) and Jan Paniperis, Committee Clerk to Canberra to meet with representatives from the National Water Commission, the Murray-Darling Basin Commission and the Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University; to Sydney to meet with representatives from the Australian Water Association, the Department of Water and Energy, and the Natural Resources Committee of the Parliament of NSW; to Melbourne to meet with representatives of the Department of Sustainability and Environment, the Water Services Association of Australia, the National Urban Water Governance Program, Monash University; and to Adelaide to meet with representatives from the Department of Environment, Heritage & Aboriginal Affairs, the Natural Resources Committee, Parliament of SA and the Water Economics and Management Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, between 13 - 16 April 2008.
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr John Loney (Director, Policy and Planning, Department of Water), Mr Ed Hauck (Manager, Strategic Water Planning, Department of Water) on 1 Nov 2006
Evidence by.. Mr Jeff Camkin, private citizen on 30 May 2007
Evidence by.. Mr Jeff Camkin (private citizen) on 30 May 2007
Evidence by.. Peter Moore (Chief Operating Officer, Water Corporation), Greg Scrivener (Manager, Legislation Project, Water Corporation) on 9 Apr 2008
Evidence by.. John Loney (Acting Director General, Department of Water), Patrick Seares (Program Manager, Water Allocation Planning, Department of Water), Michael Rowe (Manager, Policy Coordination and Reform, Department of Water), and John Roberts (Project Director, Water Law Reform, Department of Water) on 9 Apr 2008
Evidence by.. Mr John Loney (Acting Director General, Department of Water), Mr Patrick Seares (Program Manager, Water Allocation Planning, Department of Water), Mr Michael Rowe (Manager, Policy Coordination and Reform, Department of Water), Mr Edward John Roberts (Project Director, Water Law Reform, Department of Water) on 9 Apr 2008
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
6 Interim Report in relation to the Inquiry into the Governance of Western Australia's Water Resources27 Sep 2007
Related Inquiries:
• Water Resources Legislation Amendment Bill 2006