Western Australia

Industry recognised for saving billions of litres of water

Water Minister Dave Kelly recognised the top savers in the Water Corporation’s non-residential water saving programs.

Together, the 316 participants in the Waterwise Business, Waterwise Office and Waterwise Development programs helped save 11 billion litres of water in 2016-17.

The Waterwise Business Program assists non-residential customers, using more than 20 million litres of scheme water each year, to save water. The Carnamah Recreation Centre received top honours in the Waterwise Business Program, with a Platinum recognition for reducing its water use by more than 50 per cent since it joined the program a decade ago.

The Waterwise Office Program is a partnership between the Water Corporation, Property Council of Australia and City of Perth, and helps office building owners and managers to save water. GDI Property Group, which operates 197 St Georges Terrace, achieved a Platinum recognition in the Waterwise Office Program.

The Waterwise Development Program is a partnership between the Water Corporation and the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA Division) EnviroDevelopment Program. This program recognises the importance of designing water sensitive and liveable homes and communities.

Two newly endorsed LandCorp projects were recognised – Shoreline in North Coogee and the Rockingham Industrial Zone, which is the first non-residential development to join the program.

Initiatives implemented at Shoreline at North Coogee include establishing native plants and hydrozoning gardens, and installing waterwise fixtures and sub-meters at apartments to help residents track and save water.

It is estimated tenants at the Rockingham Industry Zone will use 80 per cent less scheme water compared to standard industrial developments by using stormwater and rainwater tanks as a source of supply.

Source: WA Government