The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is committed to improving the implementation and effectiveness of its programs and strategies.

Public consultations help us understand the views of stakeholders, communities and interested parties and inform a transparent and accountable decision-making process.


Current consultations

Closed consultations

Environmental consultations

To view the full list of current, closed and upcoming environmental consultations, please click here.

Water consultations

Making a submission

All feedback provided from public consultations is treated as a public document and may be published on our website and included in reports and other publications.

If you do not consent to your submission being treated as a public document, you should mark it as confidential, specifically identify those parts which you feel need to be kept private, and include an explanation. 

We reserve the right to delete any racially vilifying, derogatory, or defamatory content (to an individual or an organisation).

Please take careful note of the deadline for comment, as no late submissions will be accepted.

Assistance for customers with special needs

To ensure that customers who want to provide feedback are not disadvantaged as a result of language barriers, interpreters can be organised on behalf of customers to assist and documents can be translated into an appropriate language upon request.

If you need help as a result of a hearing or speech impairment the National Relay Service can assist by telephoning 13 36 77 (free call).

Publications are available online, or for those with special needs they can be made available in alternative formats such as audio, large print, or Braille.