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Recycled water
Bellarine Peninsula
Estimated cost
$11.1 million
Project status
in planning

The project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($5.5 million), the Victorian Government ($2 million) and other partners ($3.6 million). Australian Government funding is provided through the National Water Grid Fund.

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This project will upgrade the existing Portarlington water reclamation plant.

Project overview

The project involves upgrading the existing Portarlington water reclamation plant, which  processes municipal wastewater, effluent or industrial wastewater into Class B water that can be used for a variety of non-drinking purposes.

Upgrades to the water reclamation plant include the installation of an ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis plant. This will improve both water quality and the volume of recycled water supplied.

The project will provide secure Class B recycled water for high value agriculture and horticulture production on the Bellarine Peninsula. 

Construction is expected to commence in mid-2024.

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