Groundwater Replenishment Scheme Stage 2

Closed 15 Nov 2016

Opened 9 Nov 2016

Overview

The Water Corporation is proposing to duplicate the existing Advanced Water Recycling Plant (AWRP) at the Beenyup facility in Craigie. The proposal also includes the construction of  two water recharge sites and pipeline infrastructure along a 12.8 km route through the suburbs of Woodvale, Wanneroo, Ashby and Neerabup to recharge approximately 14 GL of recycled water to the Leederville and Yarragadee aquifers. 

The proposal forms Stage 2 of the Perth Groundwater Replenishment Scheme (GRWS) with the expansion of 14 GL per annum to Stage 1 of the GWRS, resulting in a total recharge to the Leederville and Yarragadee aquifers of approximately 28 GL per annum.

Why we are consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

The following diagram shows the stage this referral is at:

Diagram showing where the seve-day public comment sits in the overall assessment process

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The Chairman's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals