Possible future Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant Project Update June 2018

over 1 year ago

Public comment opens: offshore investigations

We are planning on completing a seismic survey and core sample drilling to help us understand the offshore geology and where and how the intake and outfall pipelines for the potential plant may be located and installed. During this work, which will involve vessels with specialised equipment and a jack up barge, marine exclusion zones will be in place to ensure the safety of workers and the community.

We have submitted for the environmental approvals necessary for this work. As part of this approval a public comment period is open until 5 July, 2018. To find out more about this work you can read an information sheet here. To read our approvals documentation or to submit a public comment visit http://epbcnotices.environment.gov.au/invitations/ (Reference: 2018/8224)

Meet the Team: Community conversations at the Sprout Hub

Members of the investigations team will be at the Sprout Hub café (at Bristlebird Park Providence Drive & Sanderling Street, Alkimos) for informal conversations and a chance to learn more about the feasibility studies.

Our next sessions will be Thursday, June 28 from 9.30am to 11.30am and Tuesday, July 10 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm You can also call us anytime by contacting Community Engagement Senior Advisor Tarryn Truscott via email to community.engagement@watercorporation.com.au or phoning 9420 3488.

In the News

The investigations recently featured in this news article: Public feedback sought on potential Alkimos desalination plant (Source: North Coast Times, 25/5/2018).

You can also read about how Perth’s desalination plants have contributed to our water supply at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-21/how-perth-dodged-its-own-water-crisis-like-day-zero-in-cape-town/9891472 (Source: ABC)