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State Government invests in water infrastructure in the South West

For more information, contact Colin Holt (Member for the South West Region).

South West residents will benefit from the State Government’s investment in water and wastewater projects.

Nationals Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt, has welcomed the announcement by Water Minister Mia Davies that $782 million had been committed to Water Corporation projects across Western Australia, as part of the 2016-17 State Budget.

Mr Holt, said the upgrades would benefit the South west, helping to ensure the community has access to quality and reliable water and wastewater services.

He said that in the South West, a total of $66 million would be invested in capital projects in 2016-17, including:

  • A $24 million investment to increase the source capacity of the Harris Dam, with the dam to be supplemented with water from Stirling Dam. The project will be completed by 2018 with an estimated total value of $48 million.
  • A $7 million investment to upgrade the Bunbury Wastewater Treatment Plant and improve the capacity of the plant. The project is expected to be completed by June 2017 with an estimated total value of $10 million.

Water Corporation provides water, wastewater and drainage services to more than 2 million people across the 2.6 million square kilometre expanse of Western Australia.

These projects will improve Water Corporation’s services, and ensure its customers have access to quality and reliable water and wastewater services.

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For media enquiries please contact Office of Colin Holt MLC on (08) 9724 1181