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Plans approved for waterfall works

Published on Monday 29 April, 2019

Work will soon be carried out by the City of Gosnells to repair the waterfall at Ruth Avenue Reserve in Canning Vale.

More than 50 nearby residents petitioned the Council to repair the iconic waterfall, which has experienced ongoing issues with water flow and vandalism, including a fire in 2015 that caused severe pipe damage.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the City understood the community’s frustration and believed the upgrade would restore the waterfall back to its original flow.

“Ruth Avenue Reserve is a beautiful park that is often used for wedding photos and family gatherings, so this project will be great for people living nearby as well as the wider community,” he said.

“Since the park was created nearly 20 years ago, the City’s works team has frequently patched the pipes due to vandalism but this became unmanageable after a fire in 2015 melted numerous pipes that were embedded in the water feature. 

As part of the repairs, the new pipes will remain accessible so future repairs can be undertaken, if required.

The waterfall is a special feature at the park, which also has a large lake, providing a valuable drainage function for stormwater management, so it was important that a better long-term solution was found.

The $21,330 project will be completed this financial year.