We are expanding our deep groundwater network as part of our plan to secure Perth’s water supply.
A total of 15 new bores are being drilled in Perth’s northern suburbs, including:
- two recharge bores and two monitoring bores each at the Northern Recharge Site in Neerabup, and at the Southern Recharge Site in Wanneroo as part of the Groundwater Replenishment Scheme expansion
- one abstraction bore each at the Neerabup Groundwater Treatment Plant in Tamala Park, Lysander Reserve in Heathridge, and Beldon Park and Gradient Park in Beldon as part of the Neerabup Groundwater Scheme expansion to compliment the Groundwater Replenishment Scheme expansion
- one abstraction bore each at Sheldrake Reserve in Stirling, Yanchep and Mirrabooka to increase our groundwater abstraction capacity.
Where’s this happening?
The locations of the new recharge, abstraction and monitoring bores were selected in consultation with the Department of Water and Environment Regulation.
The location of these sites has largely been informed by studies undertaken by the Department that looked at how best to recharge and abstract from Perth’s deep underground aquifers.
Heathridge bore drilling
We have drilled a bore at Lysander Reserve, Heathridge. Read more about the bore construction undertaken in Lysander Reserve.
Beldon bore drilling
In early 2019 we completed drilling a bore at Beldon Park, Beldon.
We are currently drilling a bore at the nearby Gradient Park. Read more about the bore construction in Gradient Park.
Sheldrake Reserve bore drilling
In March 2019 we expect to start drilling a bore at Sheldrake Reserve, Gwelup.
Why’s this happening?
We have been working with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on sustainable, future approaches to groundwater abstraction for potable water supply.
By increasing the number of deep groundwater bores, we can increase the capacity and flexibility of our operations, allowing us to support the sustainable use of the Gnangara groundwater system.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about the project.