MANAGEMENT — LEGISLATION
646. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the minister representing the
Minister for Water:
I refer to the Minister for Water's
press release dated Thursday, 23 August 2018 announcing reform of the state's
water future by consolidating six acts into a single water resources management
(1) Will the minister table details
of all stakeholder and industry consultation undertaken to date?
(2) For any
industry bodies that have not been consulted yet, when can they expect to be
consulted, and please outline the format in which the consultation will take
(3) Does the minister have a time
line for the completion of stakeholder and industry consultation?
(4) Can the
minister please provide an update to the answers to parts (1) and (2) of
question without notice 132 asked by me on 12 March this year?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question.
The following information has been given to me by the Minister for Water.
consultation is being undertaken through the Water Resources Reform Reference
Group, which includes representatives from
vegetablesWA, WAFarmers, the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, the Western Australian Local Government
Association, the WA division of the Urban Development Institute of
Australia, the Australian Water Association, Forest Industries Federation (WA)
Inc, water cooperatives, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies,
the Conservation Council of Western Australia, the WA Environmental Defender's
Office, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, the
Water Corporation, Irrigation Australia Ltd, the Australian Drilling Industry
Association, and the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia.
will continue to occur through meetings with the Water Resources Reform
Reference Group, whose membership represents key industry stakeholders.
(4) The responses
given in parts (1) and (2) of question without notice 132 remain current.