AU WA A2001 - DEPARTMENT OF WATER

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status

Department

Legal Status Text

Authorized form of name

DEPARTMENT OF WATER

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Description identifier

AU WA A2001

Description area

Dates of existence

2005-10-26 - 2017-07-01

History

The Department of Water managed all water resources, including the availability and quality of water sustainability, throughout Western Australia.

The Department was formed following a revision of Government focus on water resources, taking over many of the functions of the Water and Rivers Commission under delegation.

The Office of Water Strategy was transferred to the Department of Water from the Department of Premier and Cabinet on 1 July 2006.

The proclamation on 31 January 2008 of the Water Resources Legislation Amendment Act 2007 formally abolished the Water and Rivers Commission and transferred all functions to the Minister for Water Resources and the Department of Water from 1 February 2008.

As part of a series of Machinery of Government changes effective 1 July 2017, the Department of Water was amalgamated with the Department of Environment Regulation and the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority to form the Department of Water and Environment Regulation.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Public Sector Management Act 1994 section 35(1)(a)

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General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1958 - DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION (2017-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1958

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

2017-07-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A898 - WATER AND RIVERS COMMISSION (1996-01-01 - 2008-02-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A898

Category of the relationship

Subordinate

Dates of the relationship

2006-01-01 - 2008-02-01

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Status

Draft

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

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Archivist's notes