Approximately 3km of new distribution pipeline has been laid as Water Corporation completes vital upgrades to 100-year old water mains in parts of East Fremantle, Palmyra and Bicton, shoring up water supply reliability for the area. 

A focal point for the project was the intersection of Canning Highway and Petra Street, where Water Corporation worked closely with residents, local businesses and the Town of East Fremantle to minimise impacts. 

The works have allowed for the decommissioning of an ageing section of main along Canning Highway. 

The $13 million project will help prevent potential supply interruptions due to leaks and bursts, with some sections of main first laid in 1923. 

The proactive replacement of ageing infrastructure will support growth in the area by ensuring continued reliability of the water supply into the future. 

Western Australian Minister for Water, Simone McGurk, said that the fact these pipes have supplied water for 100 years is testament to their durability, but the time has come to invest in new infrastructure that will ensure supply reliability long into the future.

“As well as being home to thousands of people, the area is a busy shopping and commercial precinct, so it’s essential we invest in proactive renewals to support growth and development,” Mr McGurk said. 

“I know some of this work has been disruptive, so I would like to acknowledge residents, business owners and shoppers for their patience during these essential works.”

Member for Bicton, Lisa O’Malley, said thanked locals for their understanding during these works. 

“It’s wonderful that the project to replace the ageing infrastructure is now complete,” Ms O’Malley said. 

“This project will ensure a reliable water supply for the electorate of Bicton for decades to come.”

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