DEVELOPERS of Allara estate in Eglinton have received recognition for being among WA’s most water efficient businesses last year.
Water Minister Dave Kelly recognised 23 businesses and organisations, including LandCorp and Satterley, at a Waterwise Business Recognition breakfast on May 9 for saving as much as 50 per cent of their regular water use.
They have participated in specialised water saving programs for business, government and industry, including Waterwise Business, Waterwise Office and Waterwise Development programs.
Allara’s waterwise measures included water efficient design in public landscaping, sourcing construction water from groundwater and providing landscaping rebates for front gardens and verges.
Two other estates were named in the Waterwise Development Program as newly endorsed developments that met program requirements – Cedar Woods Properties’ Bushmead and the Parkside Walk in Jolimont, which is a LandCorp and the Town of Cambridge development.
“Making our communities water sensitive and waterwise is important for our quality of life,” Mr Kelly said.
“Last year alone, Waterwise participants saved more than 12 billion litres of water, which is the equivalent of 5300 Olympic-sized swimming pools.”
The City of Joondalup was recognised as a Gold Waterwise Council for demonstrating significant progress towards best practice sustainable water management, or achievement beyond the actions required for endorsement.