Drought response desalination

We are seeking planning approval for a drought response desalination plant at Belmont.

While the likelihood of having to construct the plant is low, we need to have planning approvals in place so we are ready to build it, should we need to in the future. The plant would only be constructed after a suite of water saving, drought response measures have been introduced across our region.

Drought response desalination was part of the NSW Government’s 2014 Lower Hunter Water Plan. Constructing the plant is a last resort for drought security.

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Learn more about the planning for drought response desalination.