Town aims to transform East Freo into a water sensitive city!

Published on Thursday, 4 May 2023 at 1:59:22 PM

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L-R: Mayor Jim O'Neill, the Hon. Minister Simone McGurk MLA and Councillor Nardi at last week's workshop.

Last week the Town hosted a Water Sensitive Cities Index Benchmarking Workshop! Sound like a mouthful? The aim is to transform East Fremantle into a water sensitive city that values water as a precious resource supporting health, wellbeing, environment, and economy.

Special mention to the Hon. Minister Simone McGurk MLA and Mayor Jim O'Neill for opening the workshop as well as Councillor Nardi for his attendance.
Facilitated by Rebecca Epworth from Urbaqua and Melissa McGrath from Josh Byrne and Associates, both highly experienced in this space, the workshop included a benchmarking exercise conducted to assess East Fremantle's water sensitivity against other local governments and more importantly, the results will help identify priorities and actions.

Did you know?

💦 The Town of East Fremantle is one of the 32 metro Water Corporation Waterwise Councils committed to improving water management practices and enhancing liveability and resilience.

💦 The Town has been recognised as a Waterwise Council each year since 2020 and is on track to achieve gold recognition this year.

💦 The Town has also been actively engaging and educating its community on the challenges of a changing climate and how the community can adapt for a more sustainable future.

Representatives from East Fremantle's Climate Action Reference Group, the Swan Yacht Club and East Fremantle Yacht Club joined Town Staff and Staff from the Water Corporation, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH).
A special community wide shout out to each and everyone involved for their passion and commitment across this critically important issue.

Gold Waterwise Council

We're thrilled to announce that at the Water Corporation Waterwise Awards, the Town received a Gold Waterwise Council Award.
This award recognises the Town as a leader in water efficiency, acknowledging our demonstrated achievement in best practice water management.

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L-R: The Town's Waste & Sustainability Officer, Councillor Tony Natale and the Minister for Water, the Hon. Simone McGurk MLA. 

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