WALGA consults with its members on a variety of topics to inform our advocacy and service offering to members.
The scope of our requests for feedback reflects the range of operations conducted by Local Government.
Please see below for items for which we are currently seeking feedback from our members.

Seeking Feedback: Economic Regulation Authority Water Services Code of Conduct Review

The Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) is seeking feedback on its 2016-17 Review of the Water Services Code of Conduct Consultation Paper. The Consultation Paper presents the ERA’s preliminary findings and includes a number of proposals to add new provisions, and amend or delete existing provisions of the Water Code. It also includes a number of questions on which comment is sought. A copy of the consultation paper can be found here, and infopage can be found here.

WALGA is seeking feedback from Local Governments on the proposed changes.

Please provide comments on any aspects of the Consultation Paper by email to Policy Manager – Economics, Dana Mason by Friday, 28 October.

Seeking Feedback: CoastAdapt: Learn, Review and Participate

CoastAdapt is an information delivery and decision support tool designed to assist coastal managers in Australia adapt to climate change and sea-level rise. CoastAdapt was developed by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) with expert advice from 64 authors and funding from the Federal Government.

WALGA is part of the tool implementation partnership and will be running workshops for Local Governments on CoastAdapt in October 2016. The tool can be found on the CoastAdapt website.

The CoastAdapt website provides up to date information on all aspects of climate change and sea-level rise, including potential impacts, guidance on risk assessments, an adaptation decision support framework, legal considerations and how to engage with coastal communities.

NCCARF is currently seeking feedback on the beta version of CoastAdapt. Closing date for the feedback is Monday, 31 October. To provide feedback, visit the survey page.

For more information, email WALGA Environment Team.