Work Soon To Start On $6.5 Million Water Tank For Norseman

Work Soon To Start On $6.5 Million Water Tank For Norseman

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly

$6.5 Million Project To Secure Norseman’s Water Supplies Starting Soon

Victor P Taffa

  • Water Corporation will soon start work on a new $6.5 Million water tank in the Goldfields-Esperance town of Norseman
  • New tank to store up to 4 Million litres of water
  • McGowan Government plans to invest $36.3 Million in water and wastewater infrastructure in the Goldfields and Agricultural Region in 2018-19

Those travelling along the Eyre Highway into Norseman will soon notice the Water Corporation starting work on a new water tank for the town.

$6.5 Million tank will be able to store up to 4 Million litres of water the equivalent of almost 1.8 Olympic swimming pools of water.

“McGowan Government is continuing its investment in Norseman, with construction soon to start on a new $6.5 Million water tank that will be managed by the Water Corporation.” Minister for Water Dave Kelly said.

“This follows a project completed last year where the State Government replaced 1.2 km of water main, improving the reliability of water supply for the community.”

New tank will replace the Norseman Reservoir and will provide a more secure storage for the town’s water. The project will also include construction of associated water mains to connect the tank to the water supply scheme.

Tank will be located about 2 km north-east of Norseman along the Eyre Highway, with work expected to start this month and be completed in mid-2019.

“I am so pleased to see the McGowan Government deliver on key infrastructure in Norseman.” Mining and Pastoral Region MLC Kyle McGinn said.

“This critical piece of infrastructure will ensure a stable water source is available to the people in Norseman. I acknowledge the Minister’s work in this space and applaud him on making the decision on going forward with this project.”

Norseman has formed part of the Goldfields and Agricultural Water Supply Scheme since 1935, when the scheme was extended by 163 km from Coolgardie to cater for the expanded gold mining industry and growth in the town.

Water for the Goldfields and Agricultural Water Supply Scheme is supplied from Mundaring Weir in the Perth Hills, which includes water sourced from dams, desalination and groundwater.