Project goal:

To construct a new water pipeline to improve the reliability of water supply for the Goldfields and Agricultural Water Scheme (GAWS).

Status:

In planning

Delivery Date:

2021

What's happening?

We are planning to construct a new 2.4 kilometre below groundwater pipeline in Hazelmere and Helena Valley. This new pipeline is larger and will replace an existing pipeline built in the 1950s. This upgrade is to improve the reliability of water supply for the Goldfields and Agricultural Water Scheme. This scheme is our largest, covering the area from Mundaring Weir in the Perth hills to Kalgoorlie.

Where is this happening?

The work will be taking place in Hazelmere and Helena Valley. 

Image of map with proposed pipeline route from Talbot Road to Scott Street, Helena Valley

Why is this work taking place?

The construction of the new pipeline is to improve the reliability of water supply for the Goldfields and Agricultural Water Scheme (GAWS).

When is this happening?

Construction of this new pipeline was scheduled to begin in early 2021. However, due to additional approval requirements, the project has been delayed and a new construction start date is to be determined. We anticipate the project to take approximately eight months to complete.

How will this impact the community?

Noise and dust
Heavy duty vehicles and machinery will be required during construction and there is likely to be some noise. All work will be conducted in accordance with approved noise management plans, and regular reviews will be undertaken to ensure work adheres to these plans.

During construction, there is likely to be some dust in the area. However, every effort will be made to minimise dust, including watering the disrupted ground as needed. All work will be conducted in accordance with approved environmental management plans, and regular reviews will be undertaken to ensure work adheres to these plans.

Traffic management
We are working with the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring on the stages of the project and how it will impact traffic. One of the bigger traffic impacts will be along Helena Valley Road. At this stage, we anticipate having traffic management along Helena Valley Road for 4 months. There will be an approved traffic management in the place during the project and whilst we will minimise any inconvenience as much as possible, delays can be expected.

Who can I contact?

For more information, contact Senior Community Engagement Advisor, Amy Wright, on (08) 9420 2130 during office hours.

Amy Wright - Community Engagement Senior Advisor

Phone icon 9420 2130

Email icon amy.wright@watercorporation.com.au