• Works due to start in Secret Harbour and Port Kennedy
  • Construction of 6.2km of new wastewater pipe

The State Government today announced the Water Corporation would shortly start work on a $10 million upgrade to the wastewater system in Secret Harbour and Port Kennedy.

Water Minister Mia Davies said the upgrade was to cater for growth in the area.

“The population of Secret Harbour and Port Kennedy is expected to double by 2025 and these upgrades will ensure the wastewater system can accommodate development in the area,” Ms Davies said.

The work will involve the construction of about 6.2 kilometres of wastewater pipe along Warnbro Sound Avenue.  Construction of the new pipe will take place within the road reserve and the centre median strip.

The Water Corporation will also upgrade wastewater pump stations on Warnbro Sound Avenue, Samson Way and Naples Place.  Extra minor infrastructure will be built on the corner of Warnbro Sound Avenue and Bakewell Drive, Port Kennedy to optimise the flow of wastewater through the new system.

The Minister said construction of the new wastewater pipe and the upgrades to the wastewater pump stations were expected to be completed by about May 2016.

The Water Corporation will work closely with the community to provide advanced notice of the work and any impacts.  This includes traffic management, which will be advertised in local newspapers.  Local residents will receive information sheets from the Water Corporation.

“Thank you to the local community and road users in advance for their co-operation while this essential work is carried out,” Ms Davies said.  

Fact File

  • Water Corporation manages more than 16,000km of wastewater pipe across WA - with more than 12,000km in the Perth metropolitan area
  • Wastewater is 99.97% water and comes mostly from showers, baths and washing machines
  • For more information, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au/projects

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