Water Minister Dave Kelly today announced the completion of a $4.8 million water distribution pipeline which will support future residential development in Perth’s south.
The 1.7km pipeline between Yangebup and Beeliar, will help transport drinking water to tens of thousands of households in Perth’s south metropolitan growth suburbs including Banjup, Yangebup and Hammond Park.
The area, which is within the City of Cockburn, is one of 26 local governments across Australia classified as ‘growth areas’.
Delivered by the Water Corporation, the six-month project created 20 local jobs during construction. Among those to benefit was Aboriginal-owned business Oaks Civil, which supplied traffic management services.
In consultation with the City of Cockburn, revegetation work was completed within the Beeliar bushland and at Ronsard Park following construction.
In 2020-21, the McGowan Government, through the Water Corporation, is investing $158.7 million in infrastructure projects that will ensure the reliable supply of fresh drinking water to Perth homes and businesses.
As stated by Water Minister Dave Kelly:
“This project is another example of the McGowan Government delivering on its commitment to provide the infrastructure our city and suburbs need to grow.
“I would like to thank the residents along Williambury Drive, Rapania Rise, Catspaw Avenue and Friarbird Terrace for their patience while the pipeline was being constructed.
“In addition to creating 20 local jobs during construction, it’s fantastic to see the important work that has gone into revegetating the pipeline corridor to offset any environmental impact.”
As stated by Cockburn MLA Francis Logan:
“It’s vital that infrastructure keeps pace with housing development particularly when it comes to water supply, as it ensures not only new connections for new homes, but it makes sure good water pressure is still there for the existing suburbs.
“I welcome this further investment into the growing suburbs of Cockburn, and I congratulate the Water Corporation and its contractors for this local job.