City of Bayswater wins community choice award for Russell Street Park

City of Bayswater catchment management officer Rebecca Ferguson, Mayor Dan Bull and environmental sustainability strategy officer Jennie Arts.
City of Bayswater catchment management officer Rebecca Ferguson, Mayor Dan Bull and environmental sustainability strategy officer Jennie Arts.

THE City of Bayswater has won another waterwise award for the rejuvenation of the Russell Street Park in Morley.

Water Minister Dave Kelly presented the inaugural Waterwise Council Community Choice Award to the City for its living stream and ninja warrior obstacle course at a Water Corporation event on May 1.

Chosen by a public vote, this project was among nine finalists.

The City was also awarded gold waterwise status for the second year in a row.

The living stream.

Mayor Dan Bull said the City was proud to be recognised for leadership in water management.

“The City has brought various water management agencies together to work towards a common goal: improving the quality of water flowing into the Swan River,” he said.

“This big picture thinking is one of the reasons our Council continues to receive recognition in the area of environment and sustainability.

“The great thing about our Russell Street Park project is that it has been successful in both improving water quality and providing the community with a unique recreational space to enjoy.”

The City is part of the Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s Waterwise Council Program, which supports councils to improve water efficiency in their operations and communities.

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