Walpole water

In June 2018 we partnered with Western Australian company ManukaLife to deliver a sharefarming project in Walpole. This project involves an area of our land within the water catchment being planted with Leptospermum scoparium, a species of tea tree, for honey production for medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and nutraceutical products. This meets our requirement to revegetate this portion of land which helps protect our water catchment.

Based on the feedback we received at a drop in session in August 2018 and due to wet weather conditions making it difficult to plant, we made the decision to pause the project until autumn 2019.

How can you get involved?

Thank you for sharing your views. The survey closed on 18 November 2018 .

During the community engagement we:

  • sent 380 letters to all PO Boxes in Walpole
  • published 2 public notices in the Walpole Weekly
  • had 93 visitors to our website
  • received 4 questions from the online community
  • had 20 email registrations
  • received 30 completed surveys as well as 10 email submissions

You can download a PDF summary of the feedback via our documents library. Your feedback will be considered as an important part of our planning for Walpole

Although our survey has closed, you can still connect with us for future updates or send us questions to be answered privately by emailing community.engagement@watercorporation.com.au

Further updates about the consultation process and opportunities to have your say will be published as they are made available. By registering your details, you will stay informed and continue to input feedback as we progress. You can also leave a public comment or question below.

You can also leave a public comment or question below.

In June 2018 we partnered with Western Australian company ManukaLife to deliver a sharefarming project in Walpole. This project involves an area of our land within the water catchment being planted with Leptospermum scoparium, a species of tea tree, for honey production for medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and nutraceutical products. This meets our requirement to revegetate this portion of land which helps protect our water catchment.

Based on the feedback we received at a drop in session in August 2018 and due to wet weather conditions making it difficult to plant, we made the decision to pause the project until autumn 2019.

How can you get involved?

Thank you for sharing your views. The survey closed on 18 November 2018 .

During the community engagement we:

  • sent 380 letters to all PO Boxes in Walpole
  • published 2 public notices in the Walpole Weekly
  • had 93 visitors to our website
  • received 4 questions from the online community
  • had 20 email registrations
  • received 30 completed surveys as well as 10 email submissions

You can download a PDF summary of the feedback via our documents library. Your feedback will be considered as an important part of our planning for Walpole

Although our survey has closed, you can still connect with us for future updates or send us questions to be answered privately by emailing community.engagement@watercorporation.com.au

Further updates about the consultation process and opportunities to have your say will be published as they are made available. By registering your details, you will stay informed and continue to input feedback as we progress. You can also leave a public comment or question below.

You can also leave a public comment or question below.

  • ManukaLife project referred to the Federal Government

    about 1 month ago

    ManukaLife referred the project to the Federal Department of Environment and Energy for their assessment. The referral specifically addresses matters of national environmental significance (MNES) protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, including threatened species of black cockatoos.

    As part of this referral, the Water Corporation and ManukaLife have assessed potential impacts to MNES and outlined management and control measures.

    The assessment process includes a public comment period of 10 business days, which provides an opportunity for relevant stakeholders and members of the public to comment on the proposed action.

    If you would like to find...

    ManukaLife referred the project to the Federal Department of Environment and Energy for their assessment. The referral specifically addresses matters of national environmental significance (MNES) protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, including threatened species of black cockatoos.

    As part of this referral, the Water Corporation and ManukaLife have assessed potential impacts to MNES and outlined management and control measures.

    The assessment process includes a public comment period of 10 business days, which provides an opportunity for relevant stakeholders and members of the public to comment on the proposed action.

    If you would like to find out more information about the Department of Environment and Energy referral process please visit http://epbcnotices.environment.gov.au


  • Walpole gardeners get waterwise with the experts

    about 1 month ago
    Walpole garden resize

    More than 40 Walpole residents recently attended free 'hands on' waterwise garden workshops at the Community Resource Centre.

    Water Corporation Great Southern Regional Manager Adrian Stewart said the free workshops helped to provide advice to residents to help save water in their gardens.

    “A large amount of household water use occurs outside the home, so gardens are a great place to start when it comes to saving water,” Mr Stewart said.

    Gardening experts John Colwill and Garry Heady, from the Beyond Gardens Team, hosted the two workshops on behalf of the Water Corporation.

    The first workshop titled ‘Gardenwise Means Waterwise’...

    More than 40 Walpole residents recently attended free 'hands on' waterwise garden workshops at the Community Resource Centre.

    Water Corporation Great Southern Regional Manager Adrian Stewart said the free workshops helped to provide advice to residents to help save water in their gardens.

    “A large amount of household water use occurs outside the home, so gardens are a great place to start when it comes to saving water,” Mr Stewart said.

    Gardening experts John Colwill and Garry Heady, from the Beyond Gardens Team, hosted the two workshops on behalf of the Water Corporation.

    The first workshop titled ‘Gardenwise Means Waterwise’ covered many concepts including attracting nature back into the garden, how to reduce water, and nutrient use while saving money with great results.

    The second workshop ‘Home-grown Food’ covered secrets on how to increase the productivity of a food garden while still being waterwise.

    Mr Stewart said the workshops at the Community Resource Centre were important to demonstrate the importance of having water efficient gardens that not only flourish, but can still provide great home-grown produce.

    “It was encouraging to see so many local residents taking an interest in how to save water in the garden,” Mr Stewart said.

    Mr Stewart also reminded Walpole residents they can save more water by taking part in Water Corporation’s free shower head swap program.

    “Walpole residents can take up to two old showerheads, along with a recent Water Corporation bill, to the Walpole Community Resource Centre and swap them for new water efficient shower heads for free,” Mr Stewart said.

    Further details about how to save water are available on Water Corporation’s website watercorporation.com.au/save-water


  • Walpole online community survey dashboard results - November 2018

    5 months ago

    Thank you to all the people who shared their questions and views as part of the Walpole community engagement. You can download a PDF dashboard summary of the results from our documents library. We will continue to provide updates to the community.


    Thank you to all the people who shared their questions and views as part of the Walpole community engagement. You can download a PDF dashboard summary of the results from our documents library. We will continue to provide updates to the community.