- Work begins in Ellenbrook on biggest tank ever to be built by the Water Corporation
- The new tank will cater for growth in the north-east metropolitan corridor
More than 200 Western Australians will be employed to fabricate and construct a new 80 million litre water tank in Ellenbrook.
The $44 million project will cater for growth in the popular north-east metropolitan corridor and provide a more consistent water pressure for Ellenbrook residents.
Work on the tank, which is located north of Gnangara Road near the Hanson sand quarry, began recently and is expected to be completed in early 2018.
The Water Corporation plans to build three tanks at the site over the next 40 years, which will be built in stages as the population grows.
About six kilometres of water main will also be constructed to connect the tank to the Integrated Water Supply Scheme.
For more information, visit https://www.watercorporation.com.au/ellenbrooktank
Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:
"This important project will improve the water supply to Ellenbrook and the rapidly growing north-east metropolitan corridor.
"The new tank will also provide a more consistent water pressure to Ellenbrook, with water to gravity feed down to households and businesses.
"It is great to see the Water Corporation using the expertise of local contractors throughout the fabrication and construction of the tank. More than 200 Western Australian workers will be involved in the project.
"The tank will be fabricated as 80 precast concrete panels in Hazlemere, before being transported to site and assembled.
"When completed, the tank will be an impressive 91 metres in diameter and 13 metres high, holding enough water to fill more than 35 Olympic-sized swimming pools."
Minister's office - 6552 6100