• $1.7 million project to install 1.3 kilometres of water main in Banksia Grove now complete
  • More than 100 local workers employed as part of the project

Works on a new water main in the suburb of Banksia Grove are now complete and ready to cater for growth in the City of Wanneroo.


The $1.7 million Water Corporation project involved the construction of 1.33 kilometres of water main from the intersection of Dainty Lane and Woolly Road, to the southern intersection of Brunswick Circuit and Celadon Loop in Banksia Grove.


Work was carried out in stages to reduce disruption, with trenchless technology used to minimise traffic impacts on busy roads. This technology enabled the Water Corporation to tunnel under the intersection, without the need to dig up the road surface.


Local Western Australian contractor Civcon began construction of the new water main in April 2017, with work completed in mid-September.


The Water Corporation supplies water to households and businesses in Banksia Grove as part of the Integrated Water Supply Scheme, which provides water to more than two million people in Perth, the Goldfields and Agricultural Region, and some parts of the South-West. Water for the scheme is sourced from desalination, groundwater and dams.


For more information, visithttps://www.watercorporation.com.au


Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:


"It is great to see the Water Corporation using local Western Australian expertise as part of this $1.7 million project, with more than 100 workers involved in the project.


"The new water main caters for an estimated additional 800 homes in Banksia Grove within the City of Wanneroo, as the population in this area continues to grow.


"Thank you to the Banksia Grove community for your patience and understanding while this essential work was undertaken."


Comments attributed to West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti:


"The upgrade of the water main in Banksia Grove is a great win for the community and lays the foundation for future growth.


"I am glad to see that this project was completed on time and with minimal impact on local residents."

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