WA launches one-stop shop for environmental and water approvals


The Western Australian Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has developed a new online service for water and environmental assessments and approvals.

Project applicants requiring environmental and water approvals can now engage with the department through a single contact point supported by a new internal co-ordination framework that is intended to save time and improve the service for applicants.

In July 2017, the departments of Water and Environmental Regulation and the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority amalgamated to become the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

Water Minister Dave Kelly said that previously industry had needed to approach potentially three different agencies (Department of Water, Department of Environmental Regulation and the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority) to ascertain what environmental approvals they would require for their project.

"But now with this new online one-stop shop, all the information they require is at their fingertips."

The new approvals and assessment service is at https://www.dwer.wa.gov.au/