Neerabup Groundwater Scheme Expansion

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Project goal:

Boosting Perth’s water supply through expanding our groundwater network.

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

2020

What’s happening?

In 2017 we started recharging Perth’s deep aquifers with recycled water as part of our Groundwater Replenishment Scheme.

Under the scheme we can replenish and abstract groundwater on a one to one basis. In order to abstract the additional ground water supply and boost water supply to Perth, we are expanding the Neerabup Groundwater Scheme.

This involves:

  • expanding the Neerabup Groundwater Treatment Plant to boost its capacity from 100 million litres a day to 150 million litres a day;
  • drilling four new bores in Beldon, Heathridge and Neerabup;
  • connecting these bores to the plant via new pipelines in Joondalup, Currambine and Neerabup;
  • installing new pumps and electrical equipment at the Neerabup Pump Station (in Joondalup);
  • making minor upgrades to pipes and valves at the Neerabup Reservoir.

Work to expand the scheme started in 2018 with the drilling of new deep groundwater bores and the construction of pipelines.

In 2019 we plan to start upgrading the groundwater treatment plant and its supporting pump station and reservoir.

Where is this happening?

The Neerabup Groundwater Treatment Plant is located in Tamala Park, Neerabup. New bores are being built in Beldon, Heathridge and Neerabup, which will be connected to the plant via pipelines being built in Joondalup, Currambine and Neerabup.

Why is this work taking place

We are boosting Perth’s water supply through extracting additional groundwater from the replenished deep aquifers and treating it at the expanding groundwater treatment plant in Neerabup.

When is this happening?

Drilling of the bores and construction of the pipelines starting in 2018 and is expected to be complete in 2019. We plan to start upgrading the groundwater treatment plant in 2019.

How will this impact the community?

Residents living near the bore sites or along the pipeline routes may notice construction activity and will be advised prior to work starting.

Read the latest updates:

Update to work - Mitchell Freeway road reserve (Burns Beach Road to near Nanika Crescent, Joondalup)

We have cleared this length of pipeline and will resume installation of the pipeline in early 2019. Upon completion the area will be reinstated.

Update to work - Currambine

We plan to start installing a length of pipe along the Mitchell Freeway road reserve to the rear of homes along Carlton Turn, Currambine on 29 January 2019. You can read more about this work via our update.

Contact us

Please email community.engagement@watercorporation.com.au or call (08) 9420 3488 if you would like more information about the project.


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