Gold status, again: City of Mandurah recognised for continued commitment to water conservation program

Photo: City of Mandurah.
Photo: City of Mandurah.

The City of Mandurah has been congratulated for leading the way towards a Waterwise Western Australia.

The local government was recognised as a gold member of the Waterwise Council Program for the fourth time this year and praised for their innovation and leadership in creating a water savvy community.

While 18 councils were recognised as repeat gold councils this year, the City of Mandurah was one of just nine in the state to receive top status for a fourth time.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale was also recognised as a gold council for the first time in 2020.

Mandurah MP David Templeman said local governments played an important role in achieving waterwise targets.

"I am so pleased to see the City of Mandurah recognised for their hard work to keep Mandurah sustainable and environmentally friendly," he said.

Water Minister Dave Kelly thanked local governments across WA for their commitment to developing sustainable, liveable communities.

"Waterwise councils promote the valuable role of water in creating liveable, vibrant and healthy communities," he said.

"This is why the Waterwise Perth Action Plan sets a target for all metropolitan local governments to be recognised as Gold by 2030.

"It is especially pleasing to see all metropolitan local governments now participating in the Waterwise Council program, marking an important milestone as we move towards targets in the plan.

"I encourage all local governments across Western Australia to commit to the Waterwise Council program. Climate change is real and local governments have an important role to play in our state's waterwise future."

The Waterwise Council program supports and encourages councils to be waterwise with free education resources for schools and the community, as well as access to funding of up to $10,000.

All 32 metropolitan local governments are now participating in the Waterwise Council program, with 42 around the state endorsed through the program in total and a further 22 working towards endorsement.

For more information, visit www.watercorporation.com.au.