Further Information

Further information regarding the background of the scheme can be found at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website


Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA. Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science, has provided some answers regarding water catchments in the Manjimup Brook/Yanmah-Dixvale and the Middle Donnelly sub-catchments and how the scheme has no effect on these allocations – find out more here:

Water Catchment Allocations

Hon Minister Alannah MacTiernan. Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, response to petition regarding SF Irrigation Scheme – read the response at:

Response to Petition No. 123

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Donnelly River Allocation Statement – this statement explains the assessment and allocation of water limits:

Donnelly River Allocation Statement

Water Allocation and Licensing – all water licenses are managed and regulated by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER):

Contact DWER

Water for Food Initiative


Environmental Protection Authority – an Environmental Public Review will be required for the scheme - this is the highest level of environmental approval under Australian Law. Find out more about these reviews: