3D Virtual Reality to Eliminate Water Infrastructure Flaws

3D virtual reality technology could be the saviour of water infrastructure design flaws, with the Water Corporation implementing the technology to eliminate potential safety issues during the design process. The technology will simulate how water and wastewater infrastructure will function before being built to improve engineering. “This is a big step forward in the way…

Massive New Water Tank for Ellenbrook to Create Jobs

Work has begun on a massive 80-million litre water tank that will help provide water to the North-eastern metropolitan corridor. The new tank will be the largest ever built by the Water Corporation and will provide more consistent water pressure to Ellenbrook residents. City of Swan Councillor Kevin Bailey said that he was happy to…

Water Recycling Improvements to Boost Bridgetown Growth and Environment

Western Australian Government improvements to wastewater recycling in Bridgetown are set to bring benefits to the town’s water-wise consciousness. Two projects are under way to improve irrigation and sewerage to cater for future growth and help the environment. Work to upgrade the Bridgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant began in May, to treat the town’s wastewater to…

New Measures to Keep Families Safe in Our Waters

The WA Government has announced three new initiatives to keep swimmers safe from shark attacks. A new Beach Emergency Numbering system has been developed to improve emergency response times. Local councils in metropolitan areas will have access to grants of up to $25,000 to implement the system and regional councils will have access to grants…

Children’s Hospital completed, lead concerns remain

By Christopher May The State Government has announced that construction of the new Perth Children’s Hospital is complete, however that lead contamination remains in parts of the water supply. Health Minister Roger Cook was quick to lay blame on the former Barnett Government’s management of the new hospital.  “We have repeatedly stated there are no…

Goldfields Water Quality Will Be Improved

The quality and reliability of water delivered by the historic Goldfields pipeline 100,000 people in over 33,000 households in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields, particularly Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie will be improved thanks to the new $300million Mundaring Water Treatment Plant. Premier Colin Barnett and Water Minister Mia Davies officially opened the plant on friday morning. This…

Opposition Calls For Transparency On Bushfire Preparations

WA Opposition Leader Mark McGowan is calling on the government to be more transparent by revealing the prescribe burning process. In awake of the New South Wales bushfire, the Labor opposition said the public deserves to know the bushfire prevention progress. Despite WA’s wet winter, Mr McGowan said the government needs to put resources into make…

Utilities Won’t Be Privatised: Barnett

WA Premier Colin Barnett said utility companies will not be privatized. Mr Barnett clarified in Wednesday afternoon, stating public utility companies like Western Power and Water Corporation are not at risk of being sold. “As I say they will not be state own businesses as a whole, they won’t be the utilities like Western Power,…

Buswell Tabled State Budget 2013-14

This week WA Treasurer Troy Buswell delivered his first state budget for the second term of the Barnett government. In his speech in Parliament, Mr Buswell highlighted WA’s changing economy, with demand for public services and infrastructure growing due to our population increase. “The Western Australia economy is in a period of transition,” Mr Buswell…