City of Kwinana initiative nets impressive results

The City of Kwinana has hailed the trial of two new drainage nets a success as it continues its journey towards less waste and increased sustainability.

The nets were installed at two Henley Reserve locations earlier this year in an effort to reduce rubbish from drainage systems within the City, particularly in areas where road drainage is discharged into public open spaces and reserves.

During the trial, 370kg of debris consisting of food wrappers, plastic bottles, sand and tree leaves was cleaned out of the nets.

Mayor Carol Adams said the environmental initiative had received positive feedback from the Kwinana community as well as other eco-activist organisations.

“The nets capture gross pollutants carried by stormwater from the local road network before those pollutants are discharged and contaminate the natural environment at the downstream end of the outlet area,” she said.

“This ensures that the habitat of the local wildlife is protected and minimises the risk of wildlife being caught in the nets.

“Its success just goes to show how important it is for Government at all levels to really start to focus on environmental initiatives such as these and realise that small actions can have big impacts.”

Installation of the nets cost the City $20,000 inclusive of design, manufacture and associated civil works.

Three more locations have been identified as suitable drainage points for further nets to be installed following the trial’s success.

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