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   Draft Government Sewerage Policy 2016  (3519.04 KB)

   Explanatory Notes  (3777.92 KB)

   Submission Form  (511.50 KB)

Open for public comment

The Western Australian Government has released the draft Government Sewerage Policy 2016  and accompanying Explanatory Notes for public comment.

The draft Government Sewerage Policy 2016  promotes reticulated sewerage as the best disposal method for sewage. It requires all new subdivision and development to be connected to reticulated sewerage where available or considered necessary on health, environment or planning grounds.

Map of Sewage Sensitive Areas

The location of Public Drinking Water Sources areas is available for viewing at the Department of Water’s Geographic Data Atlas.

The draft policy provides flexibility for low risk proposals such as subdivision in country towns without a reticulated sewerage scheme, or where a scheme is at capacity and unlikely to be expanded.

The final policy will guide future strategic planning, subdivision and development for the provision of sewage disposal in Western Australia.

Your feedback

Comments on the draft Government Sewerage Policy 2016  and Explanatory Notes can be made by:

  • email to:; or
  • post to:
    The Project Manager
    Government Sewerage Policy
    Department of Planning
    Locked Bag 2506
    Perth WA 6001

Please use the format provided in the submission form template located above when making your comments.

Submissions close at 5pm, 10 February 2017.

For further information, please contact the Project Manager on 6551 9000.

Document viewing locations

The draft documents are available to download above and can also be viewed at:

  • Department of Planning, Level 2, 140 William Street, Perth; and
  • Regional offices in Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton, Mandurah.