A Select Committee of the Legislative Council has been established to inquire into and report on the water supply needs of the Eyre Peninsula, including a focus on the potential location of desalination plant/s and with particular reference to:

(a) Assessing the current and future water supply and distribution requirements of the Eyre Peninsula, including for potential industrial growth needs;
(b) Evaluating the feasibility and impact of locating desalination plant/s on the Eyre Peninsula, including the selection process for locating a desalination plant in Port Lincoln, with particular emphasis on community engagement and consultation processes with residents and key stakeholders;
(c) Examining the environmental, economic, cultural and social implications of desalination plant operations in the proposed locations;
(d) Exploring the decision-making responsibility for water supply and distribution on the Eyre Peninsula, including community engagement and consultation processes to ensure the active involvement of residents and key stakeholders in decision-making regarding water infrastructure;
(e) Any other relevant matters.

The Select Committee will be travelling to Port Lincoln from Monday, 27 May to Wednesday, 29 May 2024 to hear evidence and conduct site visits.

Any person or organisation wishing to register an interest in presenting oral evidence to the Committee in Port Lincoln is invited to do so by Friday, 10 May 2024.

Expressions of interest should be addressed to:

Secretary to the Committee
C/- Parliament House
GPO Box 572
Adelaide SA 5001
Email: scepwater@parliament.sa.gov.au

For any queries, or for information on attending the hearings in the public gallery, please contact the Secretary by telephone on (08) 8237 9498 or as above.

Ms Leslie Guy

Secretary to the Committee


Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.