Funding flows to water infrastructure planning in southwest Western Australia

04 March 2022

The Australian Government is investing $800,000 towards a business case to investigate new water infrastructure options near Collie in southwest Western Australia.

The business case will investigate a series of local water solutions, including an expansion of the existing Binningup desalination plant, construction of a new 20 gigalitre-capacity Wellington Dam desalination plant, and establishing a new irrigation scheme.

It will also explore other options including the use of drainage water, replacing open channel systems with pipeline to recover 15 gigalitres of water, extending existing water networks, establishing managed aquifer recharge and better use of existing storages.

The right water infrastructure in the region would help deliver local agricultural producers and industries the quality, reliable water they need to grow and prosper.

Read more in the Deputy Prime Minister’s media release.