Town wins gold for water sustainability

Published on 12 May 2017

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At the Waterwise Business Recognition breakfast on Tuesday 9 May 2017, the Town of Victoria Park received acknowledgement for being a Newly Endorsed Waterwise Council and was awarded Gold Waterwise Council status. 

The Town has been recognised for leading the way, as part of the Waterwise Council Program, demonstrating achievement above and beyond the actions required for endorsement as a Waterwise Council. 

The Waterwise Council Program is run through a joint partnership between the Water Corporation and the Department of Water. It aims to build a cooperative working relationship with local governments to improve water use efficiency within council facilities, public open space and within the community. 

In 2015, the Town formed a cross-functional Water Team and worked in partnership with the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council’s Water Quality and Conservation program to develop a water action plan – a key requirement of the Waterwise Council Program. 

Building on past achievements, the Town’s Water Efficiency Action Plan 2016-2021 aims to assess current water use; identify inefficiencies and potential water savings; set goals and benchmarks to improve water use; and report on the implementation of water efficiency actions. 

“The Town recognises that water is a scarce and valuable resource,” said Chief Executive Officer Anthony Vuleta. 

“We are proud to be recognised for our water efficiency efforts over the past year and are delighted to accept our Gold Waterwise status. 

“We are grateful for the work of our Water Team and partner organisation, the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council – we couldn’t have done it without them.” 

The Town of Victoria Park recognises that local governments can be considered as substantial water users and are actively leading the way to change that. 

To find out more about water management in the Town of Victoria Park, visit victoriapark.wa.gov.au/Around-town/Environment/Water-management.