In recognition of the City of Perth’s commitment to the program and contributions to the state, the City was awarded a sustainable commemorative park bench for its efforts over the past 10 years, providing waterwise leadership to the community.
In 2009, the City of Perth alongside the City of Mandurah joined the inaugural Waterwise Councils Program developed by the Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environment Regulation (DWER). 
The intent of joining the program was to reduce water consumption and improve water efficiency in City of Perth owned and managed assets. 
“Given the city’s location along the Swan River, water has always been a central theme to the culture of the area, from pre-European times to the present day,” Chair Commissioner Andrew Hammond said.
“Due to the role of water in the city’s resilience, productivity and liveability, the City of Perth aims to lead Perth in its journey towards a sustainable future and build the City’s resilience to the increasing impacts of climate change.
“A key component of this includes a sustained shift in organisational practice towards an integrated water sensitive approach.”
City of Perth and City of Mandurah both achieved Gold Waterwise Council status in 2017 through Water Corporation of WA’s Waterwise Council Program.
The program aims to improve liveability by assisting and recognising the local governments that strive to improve water use within their operations and communities.
 “The Waterwise Council Program has been critical in supporting the City of Perth in achieving its goals for integrated water management,” Chair Commissioner Andrew Hammond said.
The City of Perth is currently identifying an appropriate location for the sustainable commemorative park bench.
The bench is WA designed and made from 50 per cent fully recycled Forrest Stewardship Council (FSC) timber and 50 per cent recycled plastic.

Issued by: Brooke Hunter, Strategic Communications Advisor, 0448 610 834,