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19 Jul 2024 | Media Release

Albany Athletics Club set to save with waterwise makeover

Around 400,000 litres of precious drinking water – equivalent to 10 backyard swimming pools – will be saved by the Albany Athletics Club each year thanks to a waterwise makeover of its Sanford Road clubhouse.

  • Waterwise
  • Waterwise councils
  • South West
Albany Athletics Club Makeover
15 Jul 2024 | Media Release

Taps begin to flow on Denmark Pipeline

From mid-July, around 2,500 homes and businesses in Denmark will, for the first time, begin receiving most of their drinking water via the $25 million Denmark Pipeline.

  • Great Southern
  • Water sources
10 Jul 2024 | Media Release

Hillarys rescue highlights pitfalls of illegally accessing Water Corporation infrastructure

The recent dramatic rescue in Hillarys (25 June) of a man stuck down a 3-metre-deep hole highlights the dangers of digging near water and sewer pipelines, as Water Corporation reports weekly occurrences of both unauthorised and unsafe excavations.

  • Perth
03 Jul 2024 | Media Release

Smart meters to save more precious water in Exmouth

Around 1600 smart meters will be rolled out across Exmouth from mid-July under the Cook Government’s $1.25 million project to improve water efficiency and help customers reduce their bills.

  • Climate change
  • Meters
  • Mid West
  • Projects
  • Waterwise
Digital meter install
02 Jul 2024 | Media Release

New water source in Djarindjin marks brighter future

Djarindjin is benefiting from a $20.4m investment in new water infrastructure, as the Cook Government continues to lay the long-term foundations for safer and more reliable water services in Aboriginal communities.

  • Community
  • Bores
  • North West
Karen Willis, cultural monitor Andrew Sampi, Water Minister Simone McGurk, and Kimberley MLA Davina D’Anna
25 Jun 2024 | Media Release

New playground and facilities give facelift to popular Perth dam

Visitors to one of Perth's most popular dam recreation areas, Serpentine Dam, can now enjoy a new nature-based playground and improved facilities, thanks to an upgrade by Water Corporation.

  • Dams
  • Community
  • Environment
Opening plaque
21 Jun 2024 | Media Release

Shapes and colours of Wattle Grove splashed across pump station

The distinct shapes of banksia leaves and the colours of the environment have been painted on a Water Corporation pump station in Wattle Grove to turn it into a giant work of art.

  • Community
  • Waterwise
Close up of wall
30 May 2024 | Media Release

Winter rainfall signals now is the time to save precious water

With the annual Winter Sprinkler Switch-off beginning this weekend, residents across Perth and parts of southern Western Australia are being reminded to turn off garden irrigation to conserve precious water supplies for when they are needed most.

  • Climate change
  • Community
  • Wastewater
man turns off irrigation control
30 May 2024 | Media Release

Recycled water helping to fund community projects in the Kimberley

Upgrades to a BMX track, repairs to an iconic outdoor cinema, and a new ice machine for a local football club are among 13 projects to share in nearly $80,000 under Water Corporation's 2024 Kimberley Community Grants Scheme.

  • Community
  • North West
Kununurra grant recipients
24 May 2024 | Media Release

Water Corporation buildings blossom with a colourful touch

Water Corporation's Splash of Colour program has transformed two faded pump stations in Orelia and St James into vibrant public murals.

  • Complete
  • Community
22 May 2024 | Media Release

Program to improve Aboriginal community water services brings opportunities for Kimberley businesses

Special industry forums have been held in Broome and Kununurra to help Kimberley-based Aboriginal businesses learn about contracting opportunities under Water Corporation’s Aboriginal Communities Water Services (ACWS) program.

  • North West
Broome pic
21 May 2024 | Media Release

Wastewater upgrade supports population growth in Geraldton

The construction of at least 1,000 new homes in Geraldton's fast-growing northern coastal corridor has received a boost with new wastewater infrastructure now in place at Glenfield Beach.

  • Residential
  • Mid West
  • Wastewater
Glenfield
15 May 2024 | Media Release

Mandurah crowned top waterwise council for second time

The City of Mandurah and Wanneroo Aquamotion have taken top honours at the 2024 Waterwise Recognition Awards.

  • Waterwise councils
Andrea Sutton, Water Corporation's chair, with Mandurah's Senior Water Resources Officer, Dale Robinson, DWER Director General Alistair Jones and Casey Mihovilovich, CEO of the winning City of Mandurah
15 May 2024 | Media Release

Fremantle neighbourhood crowned WA's top waterwise development

A housing development that is part of a national science research network is 2024's Waterwise Development of the Year.

  • Waterwise developments
Water Corporation chair Andrea Sutton with Platinum Development winners DevelopmentWA's Naomi Lawrance, Senior Development Manager, and Development Managert Linda Pham
15 May 2024 | Media Release

Age no barrier to saving billions of litres of water

2024 Waterwise Business of the Year, RAAFA’s Merriwa Estate, while Workzone East, in Perth, crowned Waterwise Building of the Year.

  • Waterwise businesses
WC chair Chairman Andrea, Karen Huyton and Kylie Wheeler
09 May 2024 | Media Release

State Budget delivers major environment and water investment

The Cook Labor Government's commitment to strong environmental protections and Western Australia's water security will be bolstered by $536 million in new investments in the 2024-25 State Budget.

  • Projects
project 2
08 May 2024 | Media Release

Careers in the pipeline as Aboriginal students visit local drinking water dams

A group of Clontarf Foundation students have had an insight into career opportunities in the water industry during a recent visit to two of Perth’s most important drinking water dams.

  • Careers
  • Education
clontarf
06 May 2024 | Media Release

Waterwise makes a splash at National Water Awards

Western Australia chalked up a second win on the night, with the Water Corporation's Waterwise Schools Education Program winning the Customer Experience Award

  • Waterwise
Rachael Miller, Anna Pearce and Lijun Mo
01 May 2024 | Media Release

Work underway to secure future scheme water supply to Perth Hills and beyond

A vital project to secure drinking water to over 24,000 properties in the Perth Hills and as far afield as Kalgoorlie-Boulder is ramping up, with Water Corporation beginning work on a key 1.2km pipeline section in Helena Valley.

  • In progress
  • Projects
pipe pic
30 Apr 2024 | Media Release

Cook Government piping $80 million into WA's water networks

The Cook Government is investing in the future reliability of Western Australia's water and wastewater networks with a $79.9 million investment to be funded in the 2024-25 State Budget.

  • Projects
  • Wastewater
pipes renewals in Perth
23 Apr 2024 | Media Release

$37 million infrastructure supports growth in Perth's north

A $37 million Western Australian Government project to support growth in Perth's northern suburbs by providing reliable wastewater and drainage services has been completed.

  • Community
  • Perth
  • Projects
putting Bakton in place
11 Apr 2024 | Media Release

Perth's next major water source contract to deliver jobs boost

More than 1,300 local jobs, including for Western Australian apprentices and trainees, will be created and supported under a new major contract to design, build and operate Perth's next large-scale seawater desalination plant.

  • Perth
  • Projects
  • Water sources
11 Apr 2024 | Media Release

Improved water security for Goldfields and Wheatbelt in the pipeline

Future upgrades to the Goldfields and Agricultural Water Supply Scheme (GAWSS) are being prioritised with the Cook Government investing $15 million to help support long-term economic development in the Goldfields and Wheatbelt.

  • Goldfields
  • Projects
27 Mar 2024 | Media Release

New water projects to support housing and development in City of Swan

A new primary school in Henley Brook is among the first developments to benefit from a $36.5 million WA Government investment in water and wastewater infrastructure in the City of Swan.

  • Perth
  • Projects
  • Wastewater
The start of the project
26 Mar 2024 | Media Release

Mandurah residents among first to receive new smart water meters

More than 4,000 properties across Mandurah will be some of the first to receive a smart water meter under a new Water Corporation pilot to assess the technology's future potential.

  • Meters
  • Peel
Installing a smart water meter
18 Mar 2024 | Media Release

Funding now available to support grassroots projects in the Kimberley

Schools, community groups and not-for-profit organisations are being encouraged to apply for individual grants of up to $10,000 under Water Corporation’s Kimberley Community Grants Scheme.

  • Community
  • North West
  • Grants
kimberley
08 Mar 2024 | Media Release

'Windows of opportunity' revive iconic Cervantes storage tank

Cervantes Primary School's old water tank received a new lease of life thanks to a collaboration between Water Corporation, a local artist and the school community.

  • Community
  • Mid West
Underwater possibilities
05 Mar 2024 | Media Release

Upgrades to century-old pipes in East Fremantle now complete

Water Corporation has completed vital upgrades to 100-year-old water mains in parts of East Fremantle, Palmyra and Bicton, ensuring the ongoing reliability of water supply to the area.

  • Complete
  • Perth
  • Projects
pipes
21 Feb 2024 | Media Release

Artists bring splash of colour to Water Corporation assets

Water Corporation's 'Splash of Colour' program has brought life to a faded pump station near a popular Bayswater coffee spot.

  • Community
Splash of Colour Bayswater - mayor, artist, minister kids and principal
08 Feb 2024 | Media Release

New sustainable water sources under investigation in Exmouth

Important work is underway to identify Exmouth's next drinking water source, to support the continued development and prosperity of one of Australia's most popular tourism towns.

  • North West
  • Water sources
08 Feb 2024 | Media Release

Water supply Warren Blackwood region - restricting non-essential water use

Due to an operational issue at the Bridgetown reservoir, customers in the Bridgetown area are asked to please limit water use to essential purposes until Sunday 11 February.

  • South West
08 Feb 2024 | Media Release

Innovative water-saving trial extended across dams in southern WA

Innovative floating covers that reduce evaporation by more than 70 per cent have been installed at three dams in southern agricultural areas.

  • Complete
  • Dams
  • Great Southern
  • South West
Dam
31 Jan 2024 | Media Release

Ord Dam safety warning as spillway overflows

Water Corporation has closed Pannikin Bay to ensure public safety as the Ord Dam overflows following heavy rainfall in the East Kimberley.

  • Dams
  • North West
ord river
23 Jan 2024 | Media Release

Central Wheatbelt and Goldfields water supply update

Water supply has stabilised across the Central Wheatbelt and Goldfields with water storage levels recovering following the extensive power outage in the regions.

  • Goldfields
  • Outages
12 Jan 2024 | Media Release

WA's largest water resource recovery facility to set new standard in sustainability

Work has begun on a $238.5 million upgrade of Western Australia's largest water resource recovery facility, setting a new benchmark in sustainably converting wastewater into clean water, renewable energy, and other valuable resources.

  • In progress
  • Perth
  • Wastewater
Woodman Point
12 Jan 2024 | Media Release

Port Hedland water outage - 12 January 2024

Customers in Port Hedland are experiencing a temporary water outage following a leak on a water main that supplies the town’s high-level storage tank.

  • Water supply alerts
  • North West