Project goal:

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

Status:

Soon to be in construction

Delivery date:

Construction is due to commence in early 2023 

What's happening?

We are constructing a new and larger 2.4-kilometre water pipeline that supplies water for the Goldfields and Agricultural Water Scheme (GAWS) and around 24,000 customers in the Greenmount water zone. GAWS is our largest scheme, covering the area from Mundaring Weir in the Perth hills to Kalgoorlie. This upgrade is to improve the reliability of water supply.

A small section of the existing pipeline will be removed within the Helena Valley Lifestyle Village to enable them to connect their community and build over the pipeline path. Once the larger pipeline is in place, the rest of the existing pipeline will continue to be utilised within the water network.

Where is this happening?

The work will be taking place from Talbot Road in Hazelmere, along Helena Valley Road to the Scott Street intersection in Helena Valley. 

Map of new water pipeline in Hazelmere and 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 the pipeline is scheduled to begin in early 2023. Once construction of the new pipeline is complete and the pipe is in use, we can then remove a section of the old pipeline that runs through the Helena Valley Lifestyle Village. We expect the project to take approximately ten 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 where two-way access will be maintained. 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. 
 
Environment
There is an easement that runs through the Bushmead Conservation Area. This allows us to construct the pipeline within this area. Care will be taken to minimise impacts to the trees and other flora during construction, however there will need to be some clearing. We will liaise closely with Cedar Woods, Creating Communities Australia and residents throughout construction. 


Reinstatement

We follow a thorough reinstatement process to ensure all impacted areas are replaced like for like, where practically possible. We will also work closely with the City of Swan, Shire of Mundaring and residents to ensure all reinstatements are carried out to an acceptable and high standard.

Who can I contact?

For more information, contact Senior Community Engagement Advisor, Amy Wright, on (08) 9420 2130 or amy.wright@watercorporation.com.au during office hours.

Amy Wright - Community Engagement Senior Advisor

Phone icon 9420 2130

Email icon amy.wright@watercorporation.com.au

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