Gold Waterwise Council

Published on 03 May 2018

The Town of Cambridge has been recognised by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation and the Water Corporation as a Gold Waterwise Council for saving water and demonstrating waterwise leadership in the community.

The Waterwise Council Program is run through a partnership between the Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, and supports councils to improve water efficiency in their operations and in their communities. In 2017, the recognition scheme was aligned to reflect the framework for a Water Sensitive City, which focuses on a whole of water cycle approach to urban water management. Councils participating in the program have saved as much as 15 per cent of their regular water use, with consistent reductions in per person water use within their local government area.

The award was presented to Mayor, Keri Shannon, by the Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science, the honourable Dave Kelly, MLA. The Town has consistently implemented water efficiency measures at our facilities including Wembley Golf Course, one of the first golf courses to receive the Gold Waterwise Status, and Bold Park Aquatic, a Waterwise Aquatic Centre. A tracking program is in place to monitor water consumption at our parks and facilities.

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of various water saving initiatives including the Native Plant Subsidy Scheme through Apace Nursery and a range of community waterwise workshops during the spring and autumn programs. You can also have your say on the Town's Sustainability Strategy by completing the Sustainability Strategy Survey by Friday 18 May.