Double or quits – Sydney’s desal approach

As rain boosts Sydney’s water storage levels, the city’s new desal plant has been doubled in size. The project has still come in under budget, writes Max Borchardt.

At the beginning of the year, NSW Premier Morris Iemma was using the Kurnell desalination plant as part of his election campaign, pledging to proceed with the project if re-elected. With the polls bringing the necessary reassurance, the Iemma Labor Government now has a solid mandate to make tough decisions. One of these is to continue with the desalination plant now that he’s back in...

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