Working with the community
The Victorian Desalination Project is an important part of our community, as a source of water, an employer and a neighbour.
The State Government and AquaSure continue to liaise and provide information to their key stakeholders and the public following completion of the project.
These liaison activities include:
- Letter box drops of works notifications for neighbours
- School liaison
- Site tours and
- Community newsletters
Information on the project can also be found on our websites at
or by calling the free call information line on 1800 811 214.
Community consultation has played an important part in developing the project, such as the community engagement involved in the Environment Effects Statement (EES) which included:
- direct meetings with landowners on the pipeline route
- forums for local business, environment, tourism and recreational groups
- focus groups, council liaison meetings and feedback from displays and briefings.
The information communities provided helped to form the EES and the performance requirements that guide the project, resulting in its state-of-the-art design and environmental management processes.
For example, community comments about how the plant would look in the coastal environment led to the government setting strict requirements on building design.
AquaSure responded with an innovative plant design that blends low profile buildings into the landscape, includes a living green roof, rehabilitates the coastal dune and wetlands environments and incorporates community recreation trails.
DELWP and AquaSure are continuing to work with the project's neighbours, local communities and key stakeholders.