Water projects to support Swan housing and growth

To further support population growth in the City of Swan, the state government is investing in a 1.5km water pipeline from Dayton to Caversham.
May 9, 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.

The government is delivering $487.5m to metropolitan water, wastewater and drainage projects through the 2023-24 state budget, supporting the delivery of reliable, high-quality water, wastewater and drainage services.

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

“This financial year, $487.5m has been allocated to metro water, wastewater and drainage projects that will support growing Perth suburbs long into the future.”

West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti said Perth’s north-eastern suburbs are 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.

“The projects are very important, and so are essential infrastructure works, which can often go unnoticed because pipelines are buried.”

Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw said the City of Swan is growing faster than any area in WA, meaning strong investment in new water infrastructure is essential to keep pace with growing demand.

“These projects will support current and future residents, and the creation of more housing options.”

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