Water reliability a reality for Kojonup region

23 November 2023

Residents and businesses in and around Kojonup in Western Australia now have more reliable access to water following completion of a $6 million pipeline upgrade.

The upgrade is providing critical benefits to the community as it’s the only supply of drinking water to residents in Kojonup. The upgraded section forms part of a 40 km pipeline that provides essential water to more than 530 homes and businesses in and around Kojonup.

Work included replacing 2.2 km of old pipeline with new infrastructure between Pemble St and Kojonup-Katanning Rd. The new pipeline will:

  • ease pressure on other supply infrastructure
  • prevent leakage associated with old pipelines to reduce water wastage and repair work.

The project supports water security for farms in the region including producers grains and oil seeds. The pipeline also provides water to livestock farms. Crops and livestock produced are used across Australia and are also exported overseas, supporting both agricultural and export industries.

Kojonup pipeline digger. Image courtesty of Water Corporation.
Kojonup pipeline digger. Image: Water Corporation

The Katanning to Kojonup pipeline replacement project was delivered by Water Corporation and jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian governments. Majority Aboriginal-owned construction contractor, Benang, completed the upgrade.

This project is funded through the $43.8 million Western Australia Connections package. The package includes 8 other projects to support water security in regional Australia.

Learn more about the Western Australian Connections package of work.