We’re drilling new deep underground bores to support the expansion of our groundwater network. This is part of our plan to secure Perth’s water supply.
Where is this happening?
The location of these sites has largely been informed by studies undertaken by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation that looked at how best to recharge and abstract from Perth’s deep underground aquifers. We have also worked closely with local government authorities on where these bores should be located.
We’ve drilled bores at our Neerabup Groundwater Treatment Plant, Lysander Reserve in Heathridge, Gradient Park in Beldonand Beldon Park, Beldon. We’re also drilling bores at Sheldrake Reserve, Gwelup.
Why is this work taking place?
We are boosting Perth’s water supply through extracting additional groundwater from the replenished deep aquifers.
When is this happening?
We started drilling the bores in 2018 and expect to complete the drilling program in mid-2019.
How will this impact the community?
Residents living near the bore sites may notice construction activity and will be advised prior to work starting.
Read more about current work underway:
Bore completion work – Sheldrake Reserve, Stirling
We have finishing drilling a bore at Sheldrake Reserve, Stirling. In early June we will flush the bore, which involves pumping large volumes of water through the bore into a fenced off area of the reserve, where it will return to the natural environment. Flushing the bore ensures drinking water provided by the bore meets our guidelines. We encourage members of the community to avoid the fenced area while we are pumping the bore to ensure their safety.
Hamersley bore drilling
In May we plan to decommission an existing bore at Cordroy Way, Hamersley. Read more about the decommissioning work.
Beldon bore drilling
In early 2019 we completed drilling a bore at Beldon Park, Beldon. We have also drilled a bore at the nearby Gradient Park. Read more about the bore construction in Gradient Park.
Who can I contact?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 9420 3488 if you would like more information about the project.