Exploring a new secure and sustainable water supply for the future. The Northern Water Supply (NWS) project is one of a number of projects being considered for the Upper Spencer Gulf as part of the State Government’s plan to decarbonise local industry, provide for future jobs and economic development, and position the region as a global leader in the net-zero economy.

The South Australian Government is undertaking a business case to assess the potential for a new and sustainable water supply for the far north and Upper Spencer Gulf. The project aims to sustainably support regional communities and industries now and into the future.

The business case will assess the environmental, social and economic benefits and impacts of a seawater desalination plant and a 450km pipeline reaching from the Upper Spencer Gulf to the far north, transporting water to communities and industries across the region, including the emerging Hydrogen industry.

Stakeholder and community views are a critical part of identifying issues and opportunities that should be discussed in the business case. This will in turn help inform the government’s decision on whether to progress the Northern Water Supply project beyond the current phase.

You can provide feedback via the survey until 15 February 2023.

For more information and survey:  Have Your Say – Northern Water Supply