Delivery is being managed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's (DELWP) Capital Projects on behalf of the Victorian Government while the AquaSure consortium is contracted to finance, design, build, operate and maintain the project for 30 years.

Since 2007 DELWP's desalination project team has managed:

  • Environmental investigations;
  • Planning and design investigations;
  • Consultation with communities and key stakeholders;
  • Land acquisition and compensation;
  • Obtaining key approvals;
  • Tendering and contract award;
  • Design and construction review;
  • Commissioning review;
  • Environmental compliance.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

DELWP's work has ensured the plant, pipeline, and power supply design reflects community needs, environmental management requirements, and leading global technologies, as well as contractual requirements.

DELWP is now managing the operations and maintenance phase of the 30-year contract with AquaSure and the contract with the Independent Reviewer and Environmental Auditor as well as completing land compensation under the Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986.

AquaSure

AquaSure has two major contracting entities: Thiess Degrémont Joint Venture was engaged to design and construct, and Watersure (formerly the Degrémont Thiess Services Joint Venture) to operate and maintain.

Contacts

DELWP Capital Projects
desalination.project@delwp.vic.gov.au
(03) 9948 2800
PO Box 500 East Melbourne 8002

AquaSure Pty Ltd
www.aquasure.com.au
contactus@aquasure.com.au
1800 814 211
PO Box 7387 St Kilda Rd Melbourne 8004

For media enquiries, contact:

For DELWP:

Tom Laurie
Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager
+61 3 9948 2831
+61 0408 797 743
tom.laurie@delwp.com.au

For AquaSure:

Louisa McPhee
AquaSure Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager
03 9865 0115
+61 0425 754 804
louisa.mcphee@aquasure.com.au

John Ridley
AquaSure Communications Advisor
03 9654 3522
+61 0417 307 281
john.ridley@aquasure.com.au

For operations and maintenance enquiries contact:

Rosemary Swart
Watersure Community Relations Manager
+61 3 5671 9027
rosemary.swart@watersure.com.au