Kim Hames

Kim Hames


    Finish near for Armadale infill sewerage work

    6/12/2000 3:00 PM

    A $500,000 project to complete the Infill Sewerage Program in a substantial area of Armadale will start in January.

    Water Resources Minister Kim Hames announced today that 53 more properties would be offered connection to reticulated sewerage before next winter.

    The homes are bounded by sections of South Western Highway, Tredale Avenue and Bedfordale Hill Road. A total of 2,300m of reticulated mains will be constructed.

    "This project will be the final piece in the jigsaw connecting up the previously unsewered residential areas south of the Armadale city centre," the Minister said.

    "The State Government's Infill Sewerage Program has made a huge difference for local people by replacing costly, messy septic tanks with a clean, efficient sewerage system.

    "This $800 million infrastructure program has quietly transformed many of Perth's older areas over the past five years… and Armadale is foremost among them.

    "It's been a boost for property values and, most importantly, it's taken pressure off the environment by removing old and inefficient septic systems."

    Dr Hames said Subdivision and Civil Construction Pty Ltd had been chosen to carry out this contract.

    "The Water Corporation is very aware of the difficulties in working in Armadale's clayey soils and hilly terrain.

    "So this project has been timed for construction over summer and autumn with the work being performed by a contractor with a focus on community consultation and quality restoration."

    For more information contact Water Corporation Project Manager
    Tony D'Ascanio on 9420 2395.

    Media contacts:
    Sandy Gater, Minister’s office 9424 7450
    Phil Kneebone, Water Corporation, 9420 3386