AU WA A898 - WATER AND RIVERS COMMISSION

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

WATER AND RIVERS COMMISSION

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A898

Description area

Dates of existence

1996-01-01 - 2008-02-01

History

Following the abolition of the Waterways Commission, the Water and Rivers Commission was created on 1 January 1996. The Water and Rivers Commission was established through the merging of the Western Australian Water Resources Council, the Water Resources Division of the Water Authority, the Hydrogeology and Groundwater Resources Branch of the Department of Minerals and Energy and the Waterways Commission.

The Commission was responsible for the management of the State's water resources.

From 1 July 2005 to 31 December 2005, the Water and Rivers Commission operated under the auspices of the Department of Environment.

On 1 January 2006, the Department of Water began operations, taking over many of the functions of the Water and Rivers Commission under delegation. The proclamation on 31 January 2008 of the Water Resources Legislation Amendment Act 2007 formally abolished the Water and Rivers Commission and transferred all functions to the Minister for Water Resources and the Department of Water from 1 February 2008.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Water and Rivers Commission Act 1995

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A308 - WATERWAYS COMMISSION (1976-01-01 - 1995-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A308

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1976-01-01 - 1995-12-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A2001 - DEPARTMENT OF WATER (2005-10-26 - 2017-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A2001

Category of the relationship

Subordinate

Dates of the relationship

2006-01-01 - 2008-02-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1398 - DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT (2004-07-01 - 2006-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1398

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

2005-07-01 - 2005-12-31

Description of relationship

Related function

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes