Water projects support housing and development in City of Swan

A new primary school in the City of Swan is among the first developments to benefit from a $36.5 million WA Government investment.

A new primary school in Henley Brook is among the first developments to benefit from a $36.5 million Western Australian Government investment in water and wastewater infrastructure in the City of Swan.

Delivered by Water Corporation, part of the project saw a 2.6-kilometre drinking water pipeline installed along Starflower Road and Park Street, Henley Brook.

In addition to supporting housing development in Perth’s fast-growing northeast, the new pipeline had the taps flowing at Henley Brook Primary School for the start of the 2024 school year.

Water Corporation has also completed an 18-kilometre wastewater pipeline from Bullsbrook to Ellenbrook and constructed a new pump station.

The projects have diverted flows from the Bullsbrook Wastewater Treatment Plant, supporting the Bullsbrook facility’s closure.

The City of Swan is the fastest-growing area in WA and the ninth fastest-growing region in Australia. Although many properties are semi-rural, the population is expected to grow by almost 80 per cent to 310,000 by 2051.

To further support population growth in the City of Swan, the WA Government is investing $8.4 million to build a 1.5km water pipeline from Dayton to Caversham. The project started in December and is expected to be completed in mid-2024.

The WA Government is delivering $487.5 million to metropolitan water, wastewater, and drainage projects through the 2023-24 State Budget, supporting the delivery of reliable, high-quality water, wastewater, and drainage services.

Comments attributed to Water Minister Simone McGurk:

“Water Corporation is constantly planning ahead to ensure communities like those in and around Ellenbrook benefit from secure, reliable water and wastewater services.

“This financial year, $487.5 million has been allocated to metro water, wastewater and drainage projects that will support growing Perth suburbs long into the future.”

Comments attributed to West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti:

“Perth’s north-eastern suburbs are going through an exciting transformation, with work progressing on the METRONET Morley to Ellenbrook line and plans for a new recreation and aquatic centre in Ellenbrook.

“These projects are very important, and so are essential infrastructure works, which can often go unnoticed because pipelines are buried beneath our feet.”

Comments attributed to Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw:

“The City of Swan is growing faster than any area in WA, meaning strong investment in new water infrastructure is essential to keep pace with increasing demand.

“These projects will support current and future residents. It will facilitate the creation of more housing options in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs.”

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