Other Desalination Plants in Australia
Perth Seawater Desalination Plant
The Perth Seawater Desalination Plant, located in Kwinana, was completed in late 2006. It produces 45 billion litres of fresh drinking water a year – around 17% of Perth’s water supply.
Southern Seawater Desalination Plant
The Southern Seawater Desalination Plant is located in Binningup and is the second desalination plant supplying water to Perth. The plant produce 100 billion litres of drinking water per year.
Gold Coast Desalination Plant
The Gold Coast Desalination Plant, located at Tugun, was completed in February 2009. Reverse osmosis is used to produce drinking water for the Gold Coast, Logan and Brisbane. It can produce up to 45 billion litres per year of drinking water.
Aquasure – The Victorian Desalination Project
The Victorian Desalination Plant is located in Wonthaggi and was completed in 2012. The plant can produce 150 billion litres of water a year and the capability to expand to 200 billion litres a year.
Adelaide Desalination Plant
The Adelaide Desalination Plant was completed in 2011 and has the ability to produce up to 100 billion litres of water per year.
SA Water have apps and games for students to learn more about water. They even have an app called Project Desal where you can build your own desalination plant. To download the app visit the SA Water website.
For more information on climate resilient water resources in Australia please visit the Bureau of Meteorology’s website.