Drought Response Desalination

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We are seeking planning approval for a drought response desalination plant at Belmont.

Drought response desalination was part of the NSW Government’s 2014 Lower Hunter Water Plan as a last resort for drought security. While the likelihood of having to construct the desalination plant is low, we need to seek planning approval now so we are ready to build, should we need to in the future.

An environmental impact statement (EIS) has been developed for the proposed desalination plant, which outlines key features of the project and assesses its potential environmental, social and economic impact.

Submissions on the EIS are

We are seeking planning approval for a drought response desalination plant at Belmont.

Drought response desalination was part of the NSW Government’s 2014 Lower Hunter Water Plan as a last resort for drought security. While the likelihood of having to construct the desalination plant is low, we need to seek planning approval now so we are ready to build, should we need to in the future.

An environmental impact statement (EIS) has been developed for the proposed desalination plant, which outlines key features of the project and assesses its potential environmental, social and economic impact.

Submissions on the EIS are now closed. To view the EIS or the submissions, visit the DPIE Major Projects portal.

We want to hear your views as we go through the planning stages. For more information, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions, join the Discussion Board or contact us.


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