Andrews confirms desal white elephant

1 April 2015

“The Andrews Labor Government has confirmed its desalination plant is a white elephant today by announcing not even it will order any water this year.

“Labor’s desal plant is costing Melbourne households about $1.8 million a day for 27 years. It has driven up average household water bills by about $500 a year.

“Yet Daniel Andrews claims the desal plant is “absolutely” a good deal for Melbourne families and is “an important part of Melbourne’s water supply”.

“The reality is that Labor’s desal plant is too big, it’s too expensive, and it is costing Melbourne households dearly.”

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