Water Security, Policy and Planning Branch Restructure

30 May 2019

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been notified by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) of a proposed restructure of the Water Security, Policy and Planning branch in the Water and River Murray Division as part of the current phase of the ‘Reshaping DEW’ project.

Under the proposal the branch would have the following five units:

  •  Office of the Director
  •  Water Planning and Security
  •  Basin Plan Strategy and Implementation
  •  Water Sensitive Town and Cities
  •  Strategic Initiatives


The PSA is aware staff have been advised of this proposal and have received the proposed organisational structure (here) as well transition principles which have been previously consulted on (here).

The Department expects that two positions will be abolished under this proposal. The PSA will work with members to ensure their rights under the enterprise agreements are adhered to. All other affected ongoing staff will be filled into the proposed organisational structures after the consultation period has concluded.

Member feedback during this consultation period is a crucial right available to you through your enterprise agreements. Providing feedback through the PSA is a confidential process and the Department must respond to the feedback provided by the PSA.

It is expected that the Department will continue to announce more restructures in different sections as well as specific group and regional proposals. The PSA will be holding a number of member meetings and teleconferences in the coming weeks and months to discuss the various proposals.

Members with feedback about the proposal can provide it to PSA by email by Monday 10 June 2019.