Waterfront: Ocean Osmosis

The Victorian Desalination Project is a large scale Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant. The plant comprises 29 buildings on site, marine structures and tunnels, and an 84km underground water transfer pipeline. The Project has received numerous design awards.

Operated by Watersure, a Suez & Ventia Utility Services Joint Venture, the plant is capable of providing 150 billion litres of water to Melbourne a year. Watersure has a strong local community focus and welcomes visitors to the project to learn about the operation of this large scale plant.

Waterfront is presented by Open House Melbourne as part of Melbourne Design Week—an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. Ocean Osmosis is co–presented by Watersure.

Photo: George Apostolidis

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Important Details


400 Lower Powlett Road, Wonthaggi

Time & Date

Saturday 16 March:
Booked Out!

Saturday 23 March:
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Booking Info

Access Requirements: Limited mobility – must be able to walk on gravel surfaces, up and down stairs, 500 – 600 m walking. 

Ages 15 years and above.

Long sleeved shirts, long pants, closed toed, flat heeled shoes. Additional Personal Protective Clothing will be supplied.

Sorry, this event is booked out.


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