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Goldfields & Agricultural

With its striking landscapes, gold rush heritage and Indigenous history, the Goldfields are a truly unique part of the Australian outback.

The Goldfields & Agricultural region is projected to become hotter, with higher evaporation and increased climate variability. The likelihood and intensity of fires is also predicted. While more intense rainfall events in some areas may seem to counteract the drying and hot conditions, it presents other challenges. This includes soil erosion and damage to infrastructure.

The impacts of climate change are far-reaching. The variety of grasses and plants is predicted to change because of the increase in temperatures and carbon dioxide. While it’s too early to tell exactly how this will impact the landscape’s water needs and consumption, we know things won’t look the same in the future.

Did you know?

Currently around 53% of wastewater is recycled in the Goldfields and Agricultural Region. The majority of the region's recycled water is used on:

  • BHP industrial recycling scheme
  • Merredin public open space irrigation
  • Northam racecourse and public open space irrigation 

Water saving programs

We're working with communities and businesses on a range of programs to reduce water use. These include the Waterwise Business ProgramWaterwise Towns Program and Waterwise Councils Program

We can all help

Every drop of water counts and it can all add up to big savings. Find out what you can do to save water starting today.

Goldfields & Agricultural water supply

We're responding to the effects of climate change by securing sustainable water services for the Goldfields and Agricultural region.

Find out more