Discussion Paper on cost recovery for the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation consultation on cost recovery has now concluded.

The Department thanks all respondents and workshop attendees for taking the time to provide their feedback

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation seeks feedback on the implementation of a cost recovery approach for the assessment of applications made under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914.

Specifically, the department is interested in hearing from stakeholders and the community on cost recovery for the assessment of:

  • applications for native vegetation clearing permits
  • applications for water licences and permits.

The Discussion Paper on cost recovery for the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is available from the department’s website. This paper also includes questions to guide you in submitting a response.

For your submission:

  • Clearly state your views and the section you are referring to.
  • Support your response with reasons.
  • Suggest alternatives to address any issues that you believe will result in a better outcome.

Please note that unless marked ‘confidential’ submissions may be published on the department’s website or cited in other public documents.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm WST, Thursday 15 November 2018.

Completed response forms can be emailed to fees@dwer.wa.gov.au or posted to:

Cost recovery responses
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Locked Bag 33
Cloisters Square
Perth WA 6842

Discussion paper

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Public information sessions and workshop on cost recovery

As part of the 12-week public consultation process, the department is hosting cost recovery information and workshop sessions. If you would like to attend, register by clicking on the session you wish to attend and follow the prompts. Registrations are limited and close four days prior to the event.

Cost Recovery Information and Workshop Session

Business Centre Locations Date


Tuesday, 11th September 2018

Thursday, 13th September 2018


Event Cancelled – due to low registration numbers.

If you require further information, please email your request to fees@dwer.wa.gov.au or call 6364 7260


Tuesday, 16 October 2018


Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Margaret River

Thursday, 25 October 2018


Friday, 26th October 2018