How we do it

Sydney’s Desalination Plant has the operational flexibility to shutdown if water from the Desalination Plant is no longer required for Sydney’s water security needs. The Metropolitan Water Plan established the Operating Rules for the Sydney Desalination Plant.


The Sydney Desalination Plant is currently in a state of availability to assist Sydney Water in providing high quality drinking water to customers in Greater Sydney.


Sydney Desalination Plant is a large scale reverse osmosis desalination plant. The site covers 45 hectares and is located on the coast of Kurnell, 25 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD.


The Sydney Desalination Plant uses reverse osmosis membrane desalination technology to turn seawater into fresh water.