The Victorian Desalination Plant uses reverse osmosis technology to separate salt from seawater to create high quality drinking water.
The project includes an 84-km underground pipeline to connect the plant to a transfer main at Berwick and then to Cardinia Reservoir.
The plant will be powered by an 87-km underground power supply co-located in the same easement with the pipeline. All of the power used for the plant and pipeline will be offset through the purchase of renewable energy credits sourced by AquaSure through AGL.
The project includes installation of fibre optic cable which can facilitate broadband connections in local communities subject to further development by the relevant authorities.