The Victorian Desalination Project provides a drought-proof water supply to Melbourne and Geelong.

As a rainfall-independent source of water it complements our existing catchments. With key components of the plant having a design life of 100 years it can produce high quality water whenever required, making it a resource that will be valued in times of future drought.

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  1. Reverse Osmosis Building Reverse Osmosis Building
    Reverse Osmosis Building

    Reverse Osmosis Building

    Water passes through two stages of reverse osmosis where minerals and salts are removed.

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  • Production Capacity

    440
    Megalitres Per Day

  • Site area

    Total Site
    263
    hectares

  • Site area

    Coastal Park
    225
    hectares

  • Site Area

    Plant
    38
    hectares (29 buildings)

  • Concrete Poured

    76,978
    cubic metres

  • Structural Steel

    6,000
    tonnes

  • Electrical Cabling

    1,200
    kilometres

  • Earthworks

    1.3 million
    cubic metres

  • Green Roof

    26,000
    square metres

  • Green Roof

    100,000
    indigenous plants

  • Water Pipeline

    84
    km (1.93m diameter)

The Desalination Plant

Located in Wonthaggi, the Victorian Desalination Plant comprises 29 buildings including the reverse osmosis building, the heart of the VDP.

The plant has a guaranteed production capacity of 150 billion litres of water a year and the capability to expand to 200 billion litres a year - enough to fill 178 Olympic size swimming pools every single day!

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The Environment

AquaSure has pledged to deliver, operate and maintain the most technically advanced, environmentally sensitive and energy efficient desalination facility in Australia.

Our Environmental Management Plan is implemented by a team of specialised environmental personnel based at the desalination plant.

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  1. 15 November 2013

    VDP WINS AWA (VIC) 2013 PROJECT INNOVATION AWARD

    The Victorian Desalination Project has been awarded the  2013 AWA (Vic) Infrastructure Project Innovation Award which recognises significant and innovative infrastructure projects and initiatives within the water industry.