Salt in the wound?
Money Matters Poster
What is this?
'Salt in the wound' is about a desalination plant on Victoria's south east coast, near Wonthaaggi, costing nearly $3 billion . Why? To ensure Melbourne survives future droughts, generating 150 billion litres of water each year. It will be the largest plant in Australia, making up a third of the annual water supply.
Desalination is the process of removing impurities such as salt from seawater to produce fresh water. The impurities removed are pumped back into the ocean.
How was the decision made?
It was made as a Collective decison by the government. The different people involved where Steve Bracks and Peter Garret (the current premier).