Desalination on the Eyre Peninsula

Sleaford Bay

We are working together with the Eyre Peninsula community on a project to improve the region’s water security. The preferred option is to build a seawater desalination plant at Sleaford Bay, south west of Port Lincoln.

Desalination was identified in 2008 as the preferred option to supplement existing drinking water supplies. We worked intensively with the Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula and the community to engage with people across the Eyre Peninsula to inform our 2008 Long Term Plan.

To inform our planning we need to complete further investigations that will be used as part of the approval process.

This includes:

  • detailed terrestrial, marine, environment and heritage assessments
  • concept design
  • technical construction and operation plans
  • community engagement.

This page is where the Eyre Peninsula community can learn more about the project and get involved at various stages. The engagement activities are currently only open to people who live or own a property on the Eyre Peninsula and are interested in participating in the project discussion. Please register today to join the discussion and take our very short survey or pop along to one of our open days happening around the area. See key dates for information.

To learn more about drinking water supply on the Eyre Peninsula, our long term planning and water security, visit our website.

We are working together with the Eyre Peninsula community on a project to improve the region’s water security. The preferred option is to build a seawater desalination plant at Sleaford Bay, south west of Port Lincoln.

Desalination was identified in 2008 as the preferred option to supplement existing drinking water supplies. We worked intensively with the Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula and the community to engage with people across the Eyre Peninsula to inform our 2008 Long Term Plan.

To inform our planning we need to complete further investigations that will be used as part of the approval process.

This includes:

  • detailed terrestrial, marine, environment and heritage assessments
  • concept design
  • technical construction and operation plans
  • community engagement.

This page is where the Eyre Peninsula community can learn more about the project and get involved at various stages. The engagement activities are currently only open to people who live or own a property on the Eyre Peninsula and are interested in participating in the project discussion. Please register today to join the discussion and take our very short survey or pop along to one of our open days happening around the area. See key dates for information.

To learn more about drinking water supply on the Eyre Peninsula, our long term planning and water security, visit our website.

  • In delivering seawater desalination at Sleaford for the Eyre Peninsula, what's most important to you?

    We are working together with the Eyre Peninsula community as we progress plans for supplementing the Uley South ground water supply with seawater desalination to ensure water security for the region into the future.

    Consider the options below and rank them from most important (1) to less important (10). You don't have to rank all the options and you can also join the conversation in the discussion forum.

    We are working together with the Eyre Peninsula community as we progress plans for supplementing the Uley South ground water supply with seawater desalination to ensure water security for the region into the future.

    Consider the options below and rank them from most important (1) to less important (10). You don't have to rank all the options and you can also join the conversation in the discussion forum.

    Take Survey