- 1910-01-01 - 1954-12-31 (Creation)
- 1905-01-01 - 1971-07-01 (Accumulation)
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This organisation was established in 1910 pursuant to Statute No. 43 of 1909. The Act consolidated water supply, sewerage and drainage schemes under one administration, directly responsible to the Minister of Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage.
Between August 1912 to April 1918 the Department was administered by and integrated with the Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Department (MWSS & DD). The MWSS & DD's status as a separate Department was not re-established until July 1921.
In October 1925 the Engineering staff of the Department come once more under the direct supervision of the Public Works Department's Chief Engineer. There was thereafter a pooling of staff resources, and accommodation between the two Departments. Three water supply, sewerage and drainage districts were gazetted as constituting the Metropolitan Area in January 1910. These districts were Perth, Claremont and Fremantle where water supply and sewerage schemes already existed. In 1914 Guildford, Midland and Armadale were also included in the Metropolitan Area.
In September 1963 the Liberal Government introduced a Metropolitan Water Supply Sewerage and Drainage Amendment Bill with the intention of substituting Board for Departmental control. The Act was promulgated in November 1963 and a new administrative structure established by July 1964.
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In 1904, a survey of the Perth metropolitan area was conducted in preparation of a sewerage scheme and detailed designs for sewerage of the City of Perth were prepared. Trial sewerage schemes proving successful, the Government initiated the construction of main and reticulation sewers in both Perth and Fremantle between 1907 and 1912. Extension of the sewerage scheme throughout the metropolitan area continued over subsequent years.
The plans in this series cover part of the Perth region and were compiled from field surveys (see Record Series No. 84) carried out for the extension or renovation of the metropolitan sewerage scheme. The scale of these plans is 1 inch to 40 feet.
The fieldbook ("FB") numbers listed on each plan provide a cross reference to the items listed in Record Series No. 84.