- $46,282 provided to Shire of Jerramungup to secure emergency water supplies
- This project is part of more than $12.75 million the McGowan Government has committed to rural water projects over the next three years
Water Minister Dave Kelly has provided the Shire of Jerramungup with a $46,282 grant to increase the Point Henry Peninsula strategic emergency water supply in Bremer Bay.
The shire and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) have worked together to identify the best location for the water supply to overcome issues of road access and limited water supplies in the area.
The grant provided by the McGowan Labor Government will significantly improve the water supply for fire suppression and increase the current emergency water supply by constructing a new bore and replacing the old 20 kilolitre tank with two 135 kilolitre tanks.
The Shire of Jerramungup is contributing an extra $21,616 to the project.
When completed, the project will secure a reliable emergency firefighting water source and complement the fire management strategies being developed in partnership between the shire and DFES.
Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:
“This water supply could help save lives by supporting emergency firefighting in and around the popular holiday destination town of Bremer Bay.
“The project shows the commitment the McGowan Labor Government has to implementing meaningful, value-for-money projects in regional Western Australia.”
Comments attributed to Albany MLA Peter Watson:
“This is great news for the Bremer Bay community as it will be a significant upgrade to their firefighting resources.
“I congratulate the Shire of Jerramungup on the work they have done towards this.”