Thursday, May 30, 2024

$37m wastewater project completed for Wanneroo

A $37 million Western Australian Government project to support growth in the City of Wanneroo local government area by providing reliable wastewater and drainage services has been completed.

Delivered by Water Corporation, the project’s final stage saw almost two kilometres of wastewater pipeline installed in Clarkson, passing under the Mitchell Freeway into Neerabup, where it completed the 11.6km northern wastewater network in the City of Wanneroo.

The project will support long-term growth in the area, with Wanneroo’s population expected to increase by almost 60% to some 368,000 residents between 2024 and 2041.

“The completed extension of wastewater infrastructure in the northern suburbs is vital to supporting a growing population, both now and into the future,” said Water Minister, Simone McGurk.

“This project underscores the Cook Government’s commitment to supporting major infrastructure projects that allow our city to grow and develop sustainably.

“Water Corporation has worked closely with the community to minimise disruption while laying vital infrastructure through established neighbourhoods.”

Wastewater flows can be diverted through the new system from pump stations across the City of Wanneroo to the Alkimos Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Water Corporation is continuing to work with the City of Wanneroo Council and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to rehabilitate a small area of the Neerabup National Park where work was done to join the new pipeline to the existing infrastructure.

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