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   Draft Government Sewerage Policy 2016  (3519.04 KB)

   Explanatory Notes  (3777.92 KB)

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

Submissions closed 10 February 2017.

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.

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.