Salt in the Wound?
By Jonathan Hinz
In 2007 the State Government announced plans to develop a desalination plant on Victoria's south-east coast, near Wonthaggi. The project got the Federal Government approval on March 20 and is due for completion in 2011.
So bascailly the plan is because the desalination requires seawater rather than rainfall, it will generate 150 billion litres of additional water each year and a third of Melbourne's annual water supply. which is heaps. It will be the largest plant of its kind in Australia.