Collie to Coast
The project will investigate water infrastructure options to support agricultural expansion in south-west Western Australia. These options include expansion of the existing Binningup desalination plant, construction of a new 20GL capacity Wellington Dam desalination plant, upgrade and extension of water networks, establishment of managed aquifer recharge and better utilisation of existing storages.
If fully constructed, the project would supply water to the proposed Myalup Primary Industries Reserve, including a proposed 500-hectare horticultural zone, and could support 450 jobs.
The preliminary business case project will:
- review previously identified options and undertake a preliminary assessment;
- assess water demand; and
- undertake stakeholder engagement.
The $0.8 million project is fully funded by the Australian Government.
Australian Government funding will be provided through the National Water Grid Fund.
The project is currently in the planning stage.