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Gnangara aquifer – water use crackdown!

The West – Almost 200,000 homes with backyard bores face tougher rules on their use as water levels in the Gnangara aquifer system — Perth’s most important drinking water supply — hit new lows. Citing declining rain, the Department of … Continue reading

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Jobs boost as construction begins on new water tank in Ellenbrook

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 ​Work begins in Ellenbrook on biggest tank ever to be built by the Water Corporation The new tank will cater for growth in the north-east metropolitan corridor More than 200 Western Australians will be employed to … Continue reading

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RITA SAFFIOTI AND WA LABOR ANNOUNCE PLAN FOR SWAN VALLEY

Rita Saffioti and WA Labor today announced their plan for the future of the Swan Valley. WA Labor has committed to reviewing and finalising the Swan Valley Development Plan and Legislation incorporating the concerns of the local community. The Liberal … Continue reading

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Water Corp to pump 147.6 billion litres from the Gnangara groundwater system this year

The West The Water Corporation will take an extra 10 billion litres — enough to keep Perth watered for 10 days in summer — from the city’s aquifers this year. WA’s water regulator has confirmed it will allow the Water … Continue reading

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NO FRACKING IN THE SWAN VALLEY UNDER LIBERALS – MISLEADING SPIN SCARING THE COMMUNITY

There will be no fracking in the Swan Valley under a Liberal Government. Liberal Candidate for West Swan and City of Swan Councillor Rod Henderson said that misleading information had been provided to residents on the potential for such mining … Continue reading

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Swan Valley restriction could change (fracking…)

Echo News A MINISTERIAL direction given to a  gas exploration company to not interfere with the surface of land covered by the Swan Valley Planning Act 1995 is to ensure the area is protected until the Swan Valley Protection Bill … Continue reading

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Labor plans fracking ban

Ellenbrook Advocate OPPOSTION leader Mark McGowan has announced WA Labor’s plans to ban fracking in the Swan Valley and other regions of the State. Mr McGowan said in Capel on Thursday that the Perth metropolitan area, Peel region and the … Continue reading

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More sewage plants in water plan

The West Australian Recycled sewage plants in Perth’s central and southern suburbs could be built as part of medium-term plans by the Water Corporation to buttress the city’s drinking supplies. Longer term, the State-owned water utility wants to build giant … Continue reading

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Recycled water plant fast-tracked to offset dwindling dam and groundwater levels

The West Australian Dwindling dam and groundwater levels have prompted the State Government to fast-track the expansion of a project to turn treated sewage into drinking supplies. As flagged in The West Australian, Water Minister Mia Davies will today announce that … Continue reading

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Department of Water blueprint for WA’s urban water needs over 35 years

The West Australian on June 16, 2016 WA’s water regulator has killed Colin Barnett’s much-loved idea of piping drinking supplies from the Kimberley as a solution to Perth’s water problems. A Department of Water blueprint for WA’s urban water needs … Continue reading

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SVPA Submission – Water Corporation Additional Abstraction to 2017

Department of Water PO Box K822 Perth WA 6842 4 March 2016 Submission: Water Corporation Additional Abstraction to 2017 – closes 13 March 2016 Reference WT11983 Advertised Public Notices The West Saturday 28 February. Story The West 28 February. Thank … Continue reading

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Ellenbrook Advocate – A pine romance likely to end in five years

MOST of the northern suburbs pine plantations will disappear within five years, a State planning document says. The draft Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan for 3.5 million, out for public comment until April 8, outlines the future of the … Continue reading

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The Gnangara groundwater system

What is the Gnangara Mound? The Gnangara Mound is the common name for the Superficial aquifer in a large mound of sandy soil located north of Perth. The watertable in the aquifer forms a groundwater mound, where rainwater recharges groundwater … Continue reading

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