WA Business recognised for leading the way in water efficiency [Minister]

9/05/2017

 

  • Waterwise Business, Waterwise Office and Waterwise Development programs have saved a combined 72 billion litres of water since 2007

Water Minister Dave Kelly has congratulated Western Australia’s top water saving businesses for saving over 12 billion litres of water last year through participating in Water Corporation programs.

 

Speaking at a Waterwise Business Recognition breakfast today, the Minister said 23 WA businesses and organisations have been recognised for saving as much as 50 per cent of their regular water use by participating in specialised water saving programs for business, government and industry.

 

These include Waterwise Business, Waterwise Office and Waterwise Development programs, which aim to reduce water use and encourage sustainable water management planning.

 

The three programs have contributed to more than 72 billion litres in water savings since they began, focussing on:

 

  • Supporting businesses and other organisations using more than 20 million litres of scheme water to proactively manage water use and drive continuous improvement,

  • Working with office building owners and managers assess water use, identify and implement water efficiency measures, in partnership with program partners the Property Council of Australia and City of Perth,

  • Recognising the importance of designing water sensitive and liveable homes and communities, in partnership with the Urban Development Institute of Australia UDIA (WA Division) EnviroDevelopment Program.

 

Water Minister Dave Kelly presented some of the awards at the breakfast, which also recognised Western Australia’s newly endorsed Waterwise Councils.

 

Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:

 

“These waterwise programs have helped a total of 326 businesses and other organisations in WA save precious water. Last year alone participants saved 12 billion litres of water, which is the equivalent of 5,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

 

“I congratulate all program participants for their commitment to water efficiency, and in particular those recognised for achieving silver, gold, platinum and champion status.

 

“Some participants have now been part of the program for eight years and it is encouraging to see them continue to explore new and innovative ways to save water and become more sustainable.

 

ATTACHMENT: Complete list of participants receiving silver or higher recognition.

 

Waterwise Business Program

 

Champion Waterwise Business Achieved a 35 per cent or greater improvement in water efficiency for two consecutive years

Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Melville

Albany Health Campus

 

Platinum Waterwise Business – Achieved more than 50 per cent improvement in water efficiency in 2015-16

Barrett Burston Malting Company, Welshpool

St Bartholomew's House, East Perth

 

Gold Waterwise Business – Achieved a water efficiency improvement of between 35 – 50 per cent in 2015-16

BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd Kambalda Concentrator, Kambalda

Galleria Shopping Centre, Morley

Bayswater Waves Aquatic Centre, Bayswater

CSIRO, Floreat

Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, Broome

Shire of Carnamah, Carnamah

 

Waterwise Office Program

 

Platinum Waterwise Office Awarded to the business who demonstrated best practice water use for a commercial office building.

197 St Georges Terrace, Perth (GDI Property Group)

 

Gold Waterwise Office – Awarded to the business who demonstrated significantly above average water efficiency for a commercial office building.

Dumas House, 2 Havelock Street, Perth (Department of Finance)

Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington Street, Perth (Department of Finance)

Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth (Brookfield)

 

Silver Waterwise Office – Awarded to the business who demonstrated above average water efficiency for a commercial office building.

151 Royal Street, East Perth, (Department of Finance)

100 St Georges Terrace, Perth (ISPT Pty Ltd)

1 Adelaide Terrace, Perth (GDI Property Group)

John Tonkin Water Centre, 629 Newcastle Street, Leederville (Water Corporation)

QV1, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth (Eureka Real Assets and Investa Property)

Police Headquarters, 2 Adelaide Terrace, Perth (Western Australia Police)

 

Waterwise Development Program – newly endorsement developments that met program requirements.

Allara Estate – LandCorp and Satterley

Parkside Walk Jolimont – LandCorp & Town of Cambridge

Bushmead – Cedar Woods Properties Limited

 

 


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