Leak stoppage gets cash flowing in new Waterwise rebate scheme

A new program targeting water wastage will give financial benefits for households that fix water leaks. Water minister Dave Kelly has announced the Water Corporation’s Leak Assist pilot program, which provides a $100 rebate on residential water bills for households that have recently engaged a plumber to fix a leak. The program is being delivered…

Small, medium businesses and start-ups boosted with COVID-19 funding

Start-ups, small and medium businesses impacted by COVID-19 will be supported with new funding to assist with the effects of the coronavirus. The McGowan Government will advance funds from the government’s New Industries Fund, recognising the state’s innovation sector has been seriously affected by the pandemic. Announced on Thursday, up to $800,000 will be advanced…

State Opposition criticises government over “toilet tax”

The State Opposition has slammed the McGowan Government for a lack of action over water and sewerage charges for businesses severely affected or shut down because of COVID-19. Shadow Water Minister David Honey has criticised Water Minister Dave Kelly for not acting to help businesses with the costs that have continued during the coronavirus pandemic.…

Past and future youth contributions recognised in KickstART festival

Youth contributions in the past, present and future will be recognised as part of a festival set to bring together the state’s youth in the single largest annual celebration of WA’s young people. The McGowan Government has launched the Youth Week WA KickstART festival, encouraging young people to explore, build relationships with WA’s creative industries…

Drying southern regional areas supported by water carting

WA’s southern regional communities will be receiving more water as a lack of rain impacts dams and water supply in the state. With little to no rainfall in recent months, Water Corporation will assist the regions by carting water to town tanks, standpipes and other storages to areas facing water shortages. Under the $4 million…

Future the aim for WA’s water management

WA has the next generation and beyond in its sights for its water supply, with aims to ensure its water security for the future. The State said it would make sure Perth continued liveability standards against the impacts of climate change while also safeguarding water resources for a population growth by 2050. To combat what…

WA encouraged to become waterwise in face of climate change

An action plan is encouraging WA to become a waterwise city as part of its co-ordinated response to climate change. The State Government has launched its Waterwise Perth Action Plan to develop it into leading waterwise city by 2030, with climate change making Perth drier and hotter, affecting Perth’s water resources. Under the plan, targets…