Proposal Of The Desalination Plant
Potential Economic Benefits Of The Project
Possible Environmental Concerns
It has also been criticised that the scope of the environment effects statement and are concerned about the effects of chemical and salt (brine) discharge on marine life and wetlands.
How an economic decision like this would be made
There has been speculation that the project may not go ahead if funding cannot be secured. However, both consortiums remain committed to the tendering process and the Government is determined to keep the project alive.
It is estimated to cost more than $3 billion, the plant will be built and operated as a public-private partnership, or PPP. This means the Government will work in partnership with a company or group of companies (consortium) from the private sector.