Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly
Kondinin Hyden And Karlgarin Benefit From $15.2 Million Water Supply Upgrade
Victor P Taffa
- McGowan Government invests $15.2 Million to improve water services for Kondinin, Hyden and Karlgarin
- About 80 Western Australian workers involved in the water infrastructure upgrades
- $66.8 Million in 2019-20 to be invested in across the Great Southern and Goldfields and Agricultural regions on water infrastructure upgrades
McGowan Government has finished a $15.2 million project to install a new 2 and a half Million litre water tank, new booster pump station and other supporting infrastructure in the town of Kondinin.
“McGowan Government is securing water for our rural towns and communities with important water infrastructure projects like this.” Minister for Water Dave Kelly said.
“This financial year, the McGowan Government, through the Water Corporation, will spend $66.8 Million across the Great Southern and Goldfields and Agricultural regions on water, wastewater and drainage projects.”
As part of this work, around 18 km of upgraded water supply main was built to connect the new tank and pumping station to the Great Southern Towns Water Supply Scheme (GSTWSS).
This work will improve the water supplied to the communities of Kondinin, Hyden and Karlgarin far more effectively than the previous pumping station. The new tank, booster pump station and treatment plant have been built on a new site adjacent to the intersection of Sloan and Young roads in Kondinin.
Around 80 Western Australian workers were involved in this Water Corporation project.
“Most of us don’t think twice about turning on the tap to access a clean, reliable water supply at home or at work.” Agricultural Region MLC Laurie Graham said.
“Reliable water supply is crucial for everyone and I know the people of Kondinin, Hyden and Karlgarin will welcome the upgrades.”
In 2017, the Water Corporation delivered a $35.6 Million project to construct a pump station and pipeline connecting Stirling Dam to the GSTWSS, which services 44 towns across the Great Southern including Hyden, Karlgarin and Kondinin.
This project has enabled water from Perth’s Integrated Water Supply Scheme to be pumped to the GSTWSS when needed to secure water supply for these towns.