Water Corporation in Australia has completed a 2.1 km water pipeline for a housing development in Perth’s south-east suburbs, supporting the rapidly growing region with high-quality drinking water through the $4 million (€2.7 million) project.
The Perth suburbs of Mundijong and Whitby will be enjoying increased supplies of water for years to come, with Mundijong presently home to 4,068 residents, with this number tipped to swell to nearly 21,000 by 2036.
This means around 17,000 new water service connections could be required in the area by 2060.
Western Australian Water Minister Dave Kelly said: “The McGowan Government, through Water Corporation, is committed to ensuring water supply networks keep pace with urban growth to allow our city and State to prosper long into the future.
“This is especially important given the long-term impacts of climate change on our water supply, which we already know is resulting in less rainfall and even less available drinking water.
“With tens of thousands of people set to call this area home over the next few decades, it’s vital growing communities like Mundijong and Whitby have the infrastructure to support sustainable growth.”
Darling Range MLA, Hugh Jones, said: “I’m glad to see this project reach completion, and I thank the community for their patience as these works took place.
“This new pipeline is key to supporting housing development in Mundijong and Whitby and future-proofing the area for years to come.
“I’m proud to be part of the McGowan Government delivering for Darling Range.”
Through Water Corporation, the Western Australian Government has allocated over $140 million (€93 million) to water supply and network projects in Perth and Peel in 2021-22.
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