Further Information


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

https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/waterforfood/southern-forests-irrigation-scheme


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

http://www.water.wa.gov.au/planning-for-the-future/meeting-demand/water-for-food



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:

http://www.epa.wa.gov.au/