Water Management is critically important for Local Governments, as it incorporates varied issues such as:

  • managing the watering needs in public open space;
  • maintaining water quality in local waterways;
  • managing stormwater and drainage assets; and
  • adopting  water sensitive urban design

The following resources are provided to help Local Governments manage their water management needs, and water resources:

Department of Water website

The Department of Water supports Western Australia’s growth and development by managing the availability and quality of water – now and for the future

New Water Ways

New WAter Ways aims to improve urban water management by building the water sensitive urban design capacity of government and industry.

WaterWise Councils

This program is delivered by the Water Corporation and recognises Local Governments who have taken action to improve their water management.

Fertilising Your Lawn and Garden

This brochure was developed as part of the Urban Users Fertiliser Action Plan Working Group

Priority Plan for Investment in the Swan Canning Catchment

This plan was developed by WALGA’s Swan Canning Policy Forum to deliver an efficient, equitable and realistic solution that demonstrates a commitment to protecting Perth’s most iconic asset.

Swan River Trust

The Swan River Trust is an advisory body that provides independent, high-level strategic advice on the protection of the Swan and Canning rivers and related developments

We also provide a list of useful external climate change resources - click here to access.