14/01/2022 - 15:55

Major water works for Broome

14/01/2022 - 15:55

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Aboriginal business Kimberley Civil and Drainage has been appointed to start work on an 11-kilometre wastewater pipeline as part of an infrastructure upgrade in Broome.

Major water works for Broome
Photo: Gabriel Oliveira

Aboriginal business Kimberley Civil and Drainage has been appointed to start work on an 11-kilometre wastewater pipeline as part of an infrastructure upgrade in Broome.

Water Minister Dave Kelly announced the start of the work today, which includes a new wastewater pipeline and upgrades to Water Corporation’s Broome North Water Resource Recovery Facility.

The project will also mean the closure of the Broome South Wastewater Treatment Plant, a move tipped to ensure better outcomes for the iconic Roebuck Bay.

Work will also include an overhaul of the town’s irrigation scheme, partly funded through the McGowan Government’s $5.5 billion WA recovery plan.

“Importantly, this project will ensure greater environmental protection of Roebuck Bay while also delivering a reliable supply of non-potable water that will provide significant public amenity,” Mr Kelly said.

Water Corporation awarded $14.1 million in contracts to Aboriginal businesses across Western Australia during 2020 and 2021.

 

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