Craigie’s Beenyup plant works creates jobs

THE State Government says 170 jobs will be created through stage 2 of Perth’s groundwater replenishment scheme.

It has awarded a construction contract to Suez Water & Treatment Solutions and Perth-based company Clough for the Water Corporation’s site in northern suburb Craigie.

The joint venture will construct a water recycling plant, which forms part of the corporation’s $262 million expansion project that also includes a 13km recharge pipeline extending to the northeast of the plant, and two recharge sites in Wanneroo and Neerabup.

The plant will have the capacity to recharge up to 14 billion litres of extra water each year to groundwater supplies.