Water Campaign

Water Management in Cottesloe

Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world, which makes water conservation and quality an ongoing challenge, requiring constant management and review. The changing climate of the southwest of West Australia and decreasing rainfall will enhance the severity of the problem, particularly with the sandy soil profile that is found in the Cottesloe. The freshwater aquifer below Cottesloe is therefore a valuable resource that requires protection.

In 2023 the Town of Cottesloe achieved Gold recognition as a Waterwise Council for demonstrating innovation and leadership in creating waterwise communities. The Town was congratulated for our continued achievements in sustainable water management and our commitment to building waterwise communities over the past year. The Waterwise Council Program is a partnership between Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

Water Wise Gold Status 

Click on the links below for more information on some of the water savings initiatives implemented by the Town.

Waterwise Your Home

Residential water use accounts for 70% of the scheme water used in the Perth Metropolitan area. This averages out to 106,000 litres per person each year. With Perth's increasingly drying climate it is important to conserve water and make sure that we are not polluting it. Here are some tips on how you can "Think Water" around your home.

Demonstration Waterwise Gardens

To save water and ongoing maintenance costs Council has planted water wise native demonstration gardens that aim to show the community that a garden can be environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

Aquifer Recharge Project

Sealed pavement and drains used commonly in urban design increases storm water runoff, funneling this precious resource out to the ocean, untreated. The Town of Cottesloe has successfully completed a 4 year Aquifer Recharge Project to retain stormwater and help infiltrate it back into the groundwater aquifer.