Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Minister for Water; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science; Youth

    WA businesses celebrated for commitment to the waterwise message

    27/08/2020 2:00 PM
    • Billions of litres of water saved by Waterwise Business Program participants
    • Perth Zoo and Ocean Keys Shopping Centre receive Platinum recognition
    • 16 Perth offices and five developments recognised through Waterwise Office and Development programs 

    Western Australia's leading waterwise businesses have been recognised for helping save over nine billion litres of precious water as part of the Waterwise Business Program for 2020.


    Water Minister Dave Kelly today congratulated program award recipients including Platinum Waterwise Businesses of the Year, Perth Zoo and the Ocean Keys Shopping Centre in Clarkson.


    A further 14 businesses, including eight from regional Western Australia, received Gold Waterwise recognition for their commitment to efficient and sustainable water use.


    The Waterwise Business Program provides water saving support to 248 business customers who each use more than 20 million litres of scheme water annually.


    Since 2007, the program has saved 102 billion litres of precious water - equivalent to 45,330 Olympic-sized swimming pools. 


    Mr Kelly today also recognised participants in the Waterwise Office and Waterwise Development programs.


    A partnership between the Water Corporation, Property Council and the City of Perth, the Waterwise Office Program saw five workplaces receive Gold recognition, nine achieve Silver status and two endorsed as Perth's newest waterwise offices.


    The Waterwise Development Program is delivered by the Water Corporation and UDIA (WA) to support the creation of sustainable future communities. Under the program, two new developments were endorsed as Waterwise, and four achieved Gold recognition for driving innovation and best practice waterwise community outcomes in sustainable urban developments. The Amble Estate in Girrawheen was simultaneously endorsed as Waterwise and achieved Gold recognition. 


    The Waterwise Business, Office and Development programs are existing initiatives that contribute to the WA Government's Waterwise Perth Action Plan. This plan sets the direction for transitioning Perth to a waterwise city, and creating cool, liveable, green and sustainable communities in which people want to live, work and spend their time. 


    Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:


    "Through initiatives like the Waterwise Business, Office and Development programs, the Water Corporation and the McGowan Government are supporting business customers to manage their water use in the most efficient and sustainable way possible.


    "In the face of climate change, we have a shared responsibility to conserve water and help secure our fresh water future. It's particularly encouraging to see participants from across different industries and sectors committing to the waterwise message.


    "Thanks to the dedication of these businesses and others like them, over nine billion litres of precious water was saved in the last reporting year alone."  


    Minister's office - 6552 6100


    2020 Waterwise Business Program - Platinum recipients


    Recipient  Location
    Perth Zoo South Perth
    Ocean Keys Shopping Centre Clarkson


    2020 Waterwise Business Program - Gold recipients


    Recipient  Location
    Southern Cross Care SuccessSuccess
    Beatty Park Leisure Centre North Perth
    Craigie Leisure CentreCraigie
    Stockland Riverton Shopping CentreRiverton
    Maddington Central Maddington
    Crown Perth Casino Burswood
    Kanowna Belle - Northern Star Resources Goldfields
    BHP Nickel West KambaldaKambalda
    St Barbara Limited Leonora
    Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort Exmouth
    RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park Exmouth
    Alcoa Pinjarra Refinery Pinjarra
    Rio Tinto Dampier SaltDampier
    Broome International AirportBroome


    2020 Waterwise Office Program - New Waterwise endorsed offices


    Recipient  Location
    50 St Georges Terrace - St Martins Centre Perth CBD
    One40William - Cbus Property Northbridge


    2020 Waterwise Office Program - Gold recipients 


    Recipient  Location
    125 St Georges Terrace - Brookfield Place Tower 1Perth CBD
    469 Wellington Street - Albert Facey House Perth CBD
    2 Havelock Street - Dumas HouseWest Perth
    197 St Georges Terrace - GDI No 35 Pty Ltd Perth CBD
    629 Newcastle Street - John Tonkin Water CentreLeederville


    2020 Waterwise Office Program - Silver recipients 


    Recipient  Location
    27-29 St Georges Terrace - Council House Perth CBD
    40 St Georges Terrace - St Martins Centre Perth CBD
    863 Hay Street - Cloisters Square Perth CBD
    200 St Georges Terrace - Cloisters Square Perth CBD
    250 St Georges Terrace - QV1Perth CBD
    151 Royal Street - Department of Finance East Perth
    189 Royal Street - May Holman Building East Perth
    1 Adelaide Terrace - GDI No 36 Pty LtdEast Perth
    100 St Georges Terrace - ISPT Pty LtdPerth CBD


    2020 Waterwise Development Program - New Waterwise endorsed developments


    Recipient  Location
    The Amble EstateGirrawheen
    Hamilton Senior High School RedevelopmentHamilton Hill


    2020 Waterwise Development Program - Gold recipients 


    Recipient  Location
    Cygnia Cove Private EstateWaterford
    Vivente Hammond ParkHammond Park
    White Gum Valley  Fremantle 
    The Amble Estate Girrawheen