The Western Australian Government has released the first surface water allocation for the Warren-Donnelly region in the state’s south west, aimed at providing long-term water security for the region’s irrigators. 


The plan effects around 400 landowners who have constructed 500 on-stream dams to capture and store water.


State Water Minister Bill Marmion said the new allocation limits, which were based on dry years, would ensure licence holders had reliable supplies while also providing water for the environment. 


“The new plan manages water for the benefit of all landowners and provides confidence that the investment potential in the region will be maintained. 


“It encapsulates more than 50 years of surface water licensing and management in the region as well as extensive stakeholder involvement.”


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