Government to ‘sort of go-it-alone’ on desalination plans.
Amidst growing public concerns and controversy, the SA government has reconsidered it’s location for a desalination plant intended to accommodate the not yet approved BHP Olympic Dam expansion.
The government had been looking to tap into the water supply from a proposed plant at Point Lowly.
Treasurer Kevin Foley says “there is now no need because of Adelaide’s planned desalination plant”.
“Our initial decision to be a partner was before we had decided to ‘sort of go it alone’ on our own plant here in Adelaide,” he said.
“We’re relieving the Murray of 100 gigalitres a year of water through our major desalination plant so the need to be be involved in BHP’s plant is eliminated.” See eFarming.com.au
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