Desalinated water to run through Southern GC taps

Thousands of kilolitres of water will be pumped out from Gold Coast’s desalination plant, as our water infrastructure gets a final tune-up ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

The Mudgeeraba Water Supply is being taken off-line for the next eight days due to maintenance checks.

Minister for Energy and Water Supply, Mark Bailey, said thousands of Gold Coasters in Robina, Palm Beach, Currumbin and Mudgeeraba will have desalinated water running through their taps.


“While the Mudgeeraba plant is off-line, we will be increasing the production of the desalination plant to provide up to 88 million litres of drinking water each day to supply more than 170,000 residents on the southern Gold Coast,” he told MyGC.

The desalination plant has previously been used to assist the water supply during emergencies.

SEQ Water Cheif Executive Officer, Jim Pruss, said it’s a safe and reliable system.

“The desalination plant was built in 2010 and generally operates in a hot standby mode,” he said.

“It’s the fifth time since 2015 has been used to maintain water supply outside of emergencies.”