The City of Gosnells has achieved Gold Waterwise Council accreditation for its efforts in sustainable water management.

The award, announced by Minister for Water Simone McGurk, is part of the Waterwise Council Program, run by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation and Water Corporation to encourage waterwise practices among local governments.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said the accreditation recognised the great strides the City had taken in improving water efficiency.

“The City is committed to creating a waterwise community for future generations and we are delighted to have our efforts recognised,” she said.

“This accreditation recognises a number of the City’s major water-saving initiatives including improving our urban tree canopy, using rainwater in our facilities and revegetating natural areas along the Canning and Southern rivers.”

Mayor Lynes encouraged local residents to get involved by creating their own waterwise verge garden.

For more advice on creating a waterwise verge garden click here.