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Businesses get the big tick for water saving

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  • More than 60 billion litres of water saved since 2007
  • Part of the State Government's Water Efficiency Management Plan program

Water Minister Mia Davies has congratulated Western Australia's top water saving businesses for saving more than 14 billion litres of water in 2014-15, the equivalent of more than 6,200 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

A total of 89 businesses were today recognised at a business forum, with some saving as much as 50 per cent of their regular water use as part of the Government's Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) program.

Ms Davies said the program had helped 304 businesses in WA which used more than 20 million litres of scheme water each year to reduce their water use.

"I congratulate the WEMP program participants for their commitment to water efficiency, particularly 21 of those which were recognised today for achieving savings in excess of 35 per cent," she said.

"Many businesses have now been part of the program for seven years and it is great to see them continue to explore new and innovative ways to save our most precious resource.

"These businesses - like households - are making changes to the way they operate to save water and money." 

Five businesses today received Platinum recognition for a 50 per cent improvement in water use since joining the program.  Another 16 businesses received Gold recognition for achieving a 35-50 per cent improvement in water use efficiency.  Twelve businesses were recognised as Waterwise Champions, for achieving an improvement in water efficiency of at least 35 per cent for two consecutive years.

The WEMP program has contributed to more than 60 billion litres of water being saved since it began in 2007. 

Fact File

  • A full list of award recipients is attached and is also available at http://www.watercorporation.com.au
  • Every business which uses more than 20 million litres of scheme water per year is required to complete a WEMP and submit annual reports on their progress to the Water Corporation

Champion - Achieved a 35% or greater improvement in water efficiency for two consecutive years

Beatty Park Leisure Centre North Perth
Challenger Life CDI Nominees Pty Ltd - Innaloo Cinema Centre Woodlands
Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore Pty Ltd Koolyanobbing/ Southern Cross
Department of Corrective Services - Bandyup Women's Prison West Swan
Carillion City Perth
Iluka Resources Ltd Midwest Operations Narngulu
Mid West Port Authority Geraldton
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Perth
Pullman Resort Bunker Bay Dunsborough
Southern Metropolitan Regional Council Regional Resource Recovery Centre Canning Vale
Western Australian Country Health Service Fitzroy Valley Health Service Fitzroy Crossing
YMCA South Hedland Aquatic Centre South Hedland

Platinum - Achieved more than 50% improvement in water efficiency in 2014-15

City of Melville, Heathcote Site Applecross
Iluka Resources Ltd Midwest Operations Narngulu
Mid West Port Authority Geraldton
Northam Race Club Inc. Northam
Western Australian Country Health Service Fitzroy Valley Health Service Fitzroy Crossing

Gold  - Achieved a water efficiency improvement of between 35% - 50% in 2014-15

Albany Health Campus Albany
Albany Regional Prison Albany
Aqualife Centre Victoria Park
Beatty Park Leisure Centre North Perth
Carillion City Perth
Challenger Life CDI Nominees Pty Ltd - Innaloo Cinema Centre Woodlands
Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore Pty Ltd Koolyanobbing/ Southern Cross
Department of Corrective Services - Bandyup Women's Prison West Swan
Mia Mia House In The Desert Port Hedland
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Perth
Pilbara Holiday Park Karratha
Pullman Resort Bunker Bay Dunsborough
Southern Metropolitan Regional Council Regional Resource Recovery Centre Canning Vale
St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital Mount Lawley
Sun Laundry Services Bentley
YMCA South Hedland Aquatic Centre South Hedland

Silver - Achieved a water efficiency improvement of between 25% - 35% in 2014-15

Adventure World Bibra Lake
Barrett Burston Malting Company Welshpool
Bayswater Waves Embleton
F.F.I Holdings Limited Jandakot
Kununurra Wastewater Treatment Plant Kununurra
Kwinana Wastewater Treatment Plant - Aroona / Water Corporation Postans
Mantra on Hay East Perth
Midland Gate Shopping Centre Midland
Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre Mirrabooka
NewGen Power Kwinana Pty Ltd Kwinana Beach
Northern Star Resources Limited - Kanowna Belle Kalgoorlie
Perth Vineyards Holiday Park Caversham
Planet Sales Pty Ltd Wangara
Princess Margaret Hospital Subiaco
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough Scarborough
Synergy – Kwinana Power Station Naval Base
Western Australian Country Health Service Kalgoorlie Hospital Kalgoorlie

Bronze - Achieved a water efficiency improvement of between 10% - 25% in 2014-15

AMP Capital Investors Managers Karrinyup Shopping Centre Karrinyup
Atlas Linen Services Belmont
Belair Gardens Caravan Park Geraldton
Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre Belmont
Bethanie Waters Lifestyle Village Port Kennedy
BHP Billiton Iron Ore Port Operations South Hedland
BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd Kalgoorlie Smelter Kalgoorlie
BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd Kambalda Concentrator Kambalda
Broome Caravan Park Broome
Brownes Foods Operations Pty Ltd Brunswick
Central Norseman Gold Corporation Pty Ltd Norseman
Coca-Cola Amatil WA Kewdale
CSIRO Floreat Mount Claremont
Duxton Hotel Perth Perth
Edith Cowan University Mount Lawley Campus Menora
Edith Cowan University Joondalup Campus Joondalup
Elderbloom Community Care Centres Wanneroo
Fairbridge Western Australia Incorporated. Alcoa Farmlands Pinjarra
Footprints Preston Beach Resort Preston Beach
Garden City Shopping Centre Booragoon
Goodearth Hotel East Perth
Goodman Fielder Malaga Osborne Park
Hyatt Regency Perth East Perth
Inghams Enterprise Pty Limited Osborne Park
Karrinyup Waters Resort Gwelup
Kingsway City Shopping Centre Madeley
Lion Diary & Drinks Bentley
Metcash Trading Limited Canning Vale
Mrs Mac's Pty Ltd Morley
Ningaloo Caravan and Holiday Resort Exmouth
NMHS Mental Health Graylands Campus Mount Claremont
Northern Star Resources Limited - East Kundana Joint Venture East Kundana
Novotel Perth Langley Hotel Perth
Orora Limited - Canning Vale Canning Vale
Palm Grove Holiday Resort Broome
Parmelia Hilton Perth Perth
Peel Health Campus Greenfields
RAAFA (WA Division) Inc Merriwa Estate Merriwa
Rio Tinto Dampier Salt Limited Port Hedland Port Hedland
Rio Tinto Iron Ore - Dampier Dampier
Shire of Coolgardie Shire Oval Kambalda West
Southlands Boulevarde Shopping and Entertainment Centre Willetton
State Library of Western Australia Perth
Talloman a division of Craig Mostyn Group Hazelmere
The Bethanie Group –-Bethanie Fields Eaton
The University of Western Australia Crawley Campus Crawley
Vicinity Centres - Warwick Grove Warwick
Westfield Innaloo Shopping Centre, Centre Shopping Centre Management (WA) Pty Ltd Innaloo
Westfield Whitfords City Hillarys
WesTrac Pty Ltd Guildford
Zoological Parks Authority South Perth