Relief as pipeline axed
A POTENTIALLY industry-destroying plan for a water pipeline and 100m easement through the Swan Valley has been quashed. The Water Corporation pipeline, planned to service Perth’s growing northern suburbs, was pulled out of the Environmental Protection Authority’s assessment process last month. The project stretches from Lancelin to Forrestfield. For more than a year, Swan Valley winemakers and grape growers have worried about the impact the pipeline would have on local tourism and agriculture.