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Our name is derived from two Latin words: Aqua (water) and Ferre (to bear, carry or deliver), and that neatly describes what we do.

Aqua Ferre is a water solutions provider working across WA on projects to assist in resolving some of our water supply issues. We have current projects in the North West, Mid West, South West and in outer metropolitan areas of Perth, including the Chittering Valley.

We provide water to communities and industry, either directly or by working with government agencies.

Aqua Ferre brings together the best water strategists, engineers, hydrologists, town planners, financiers and visionary investors. A unique package of skills and contacts in water sourcing, planning, management and problem solving, as well as legal, corporate and capital raising services.

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Collie Water’s Myalup–Wellington Water Project wins in principle State Government approval for $37 million funding from Royalties for Region Fund

12 January 2017. Myalup Wellington Water Corporation Pty Ltd, trading as Collie Water, today welcomed the State Government announcement that the state would provide the Myalup–Wellington Water Project (Project) with $37 million of funding.

Collie Water is a special-purpose vehicle established by Pendulum Capital Pty Limited (Pendulum) led by Aqua Ferre Pty Ltd (Aqua Ferre). Aqua Ferre joined forces with Harvey Water in developing an industry-led solution to the water quality problems in the Wellington Dam and the Myalup Irrigated Agricultural Precinct.

As part of the Project, Collie Water will make available potable water to secure drinking water supplies to the Great Southern Towns and the town of Collie.

The Project involves the diversion of highly saline water from the Collie River East Branch and then treatment of that water with coal mine dewatering water via a water treatment and desalination plant to be constructed in Collie. The aim is to lower salinity in the Wellington Dam and utilise that water in the Collie River Irrigation District and pipe it across to Myalup.

Collie Water has worked with key stakeholders, Water Corporation, Griffin Coal, Premier Coal, Forest Products Commission and Synergy, as well as the Myalup horticulturists. The Department of Water and the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia have also been actively involved.

Peter Fogarty, Chairman of Collie Water, welcomed the announcement in Collie today by the Premier, Hon Colin Barnett, and the Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry, Hon Mia Davies. "Our Group and Harvey Water have worked tirelessly for several years planning this Project and gaining support from our key stakeholders. The State Government's support was fundamental to the Project and will hopefully lead to the Commonwealth Government providing support via its National Water Infrastructure Development Fund."

"We hope to be able to start the Project in 2017 and work closely with the State Government, and key Departments including Water, Agriculture and Food, Regional Development and State Development to see this exciting Project come to fruition," he said.

Geoff Calder, General Manager of Harvey Water, also welcomed the announcement for his shareholders. "Harvey Water represents the Collie River Irrigation District farmers and has been working for many years to find a solution to the increasing salinity in the Wellington Dam. Our cooperation with Aqua Ferre has enabled us to build an economically viable Project that had not been previously possible."

"The State Government's support is another critical step in the Project becoming a reality and our farmer members again having water better suited to farm irrigation," he said.

For more information see;

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Barnett/2017/01/37-million-to-refresh-Wellington-Dam.aspx (Gov of WA media statements 2017)

For an excellent youtube video created by Water for Food see;

https://youtu.be/IJH6NFTA_c8

 

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