Capture as much Water as Possible

We will support and encourage the construction of private and commercial dams to increase water capture and water security. A recent focus on prioritising environmental flows to the ocean over water retention for industry and agriculture following the merger of the environmental and water departments by the McGowan Government needs to be reversed.

We will ensure the Department of Water is re-established as a separate entity that primarily has a state development focus, and support policy settings which enable the maximum retention of water from the very little rain we get.