A Water Corporation project team.

Water projects to support housing and development in City of Swan

A Henley Brook primary school is among the first to benefit from major state government investment in water and wastewater infrastructure in the City of Swan.
April 4, 2024

A NEW primary school in Henley Brook is among the first developments to benefit from a $36.5 million state government investment in water and wastewater infrastructure in the City of Swan.

Delivered by Water Corporation, part of the project saw a 2.6km 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 18km wastewater pipeline from Bullsbrook to Ellenbrook, and has 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 by 2051 to 310,000.

To further support population growth in the City of Swan, the state government is investing $8.4m to build a 1.5km water pipeline from Dayton to Caversham. 

The project started in December and is expected to be completed mid-2024.

Water Minister Simone McGurk said the Water Corporation was constantly planning ahead to ensure communities like those in and around Ellenbrook benefited from secure, reliable water and wastewater services.

West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti said the north-eastern suburbs were 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.”

Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw said the City of Swan is growing faster than any area in WA.

“This means strong investment in new water infrastructure is essential to keep pace with growing demand.

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

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