$65.6m wastewater investment for Broome

Broome wastewater
Completion of a $65.6 million investment in Broome’s wastewater and water infrastructure will support the town’s development beyond 2050, Water Minister Simone McGurk has announced.

Delivering environmental, community and tourism benefits, the three-year Water Corporation project included the expansion of Broome North Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) or wastewater treatment plant, enabling it to treat all of Broome’s wastewater.

The upgrades cater for the town’s long-term population growth and have facilitated the closure of Broome South WRRF. Wastewater flows are now diverted to Broome North via a new 12-kilometre underground pipeline, delivered by Broome-based Kimberley Civil and Drainage.

To maintain the town’s 43.5 hectares of public open space, a replacement irrigation scheme supplies non-potable water through new and repurposed infrastructure, which previously used recycled water from Broome South.

This green space, including playing fields, a school oval and the Broome golf course, comprises most of the town’s public open space, and provides significant public amenity, and social and economic benefit for the community.

“This Water Corporation project has future-proofed Broome’s water infrastructure, and delivered a sustainable solution to irrigate its green spaces, providing environmental, community, and tourism benefits,” McGurk said.

“The State Government remains committed to delivering important water projects in the North West. This includes most of the 141 communities under Water Corporation’s new Aboriginal Communities Water Services program, reflecting a focus on equitable access to water services.”

Kimberley MLA Divina D’Anna commended Water Corporation for supporting local jobs during its three-year project, including Aboriginal-owned Kimberley Civil and Drainage.

For more information, visit: www.wa.gov.au

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