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Under the McGowan Government, a series of Machinery of Government changes were made to the public sector creating a number of new amalgamated departments.
The Department of Water, the Department of Environmental Regulation and the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority were merged to form the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 1 July 2017.
The Department assumes responsibility for all environment and water regulation, with a focus on improving relationships with stakeholders and streamlining and simplifying regulation.