The Western Australian Government will invest $36.5 million in new water and wastewater infrastructure, to accommodate predicted population growth in the City of Swan.
Water Corporation will construct an 18km wastewater pipeline from Bullsbrook to Ellenbrook and a 2.6km water pipeline in Henley Brook, with completion expected in late 2023.
Wastewater works will include a new transfer pump station to safely divert flows from Bullsbrook Wastewater Treatment Plant to Beenyup Water Resource Recovery Facility, allowing the Bullsbrook plant to be decommissioned.
A new water pipeline along Starflower Road and Park Street will help transport drinking water to thousands of new and existing households in the fast-growing suburbs of Henley Brook, Ellenbrook and Brabham.
Many properties within the City of Swan are semi-rural, however, population growth in the last decade has seen a significant increase in new residential developments in Perth’s north-east.
Population in the City of Swan is expected to nearly double to 310,000 residents by 2051.
The State Government has allocated $358 million to new metropolitan water projects this financial year.
The new investments were announced by State Water Minister, David Kelly, who said essential services must grow alongside its consumers.
“As the population in Perth and Peel continues to increase, our need for essential services does too, which is why we’ve committed $358 million towards new water projects for the metropolitan area this financial year,” Mr Kelly said.