The A$1.83bn plant was constructed at Lonsdale, near Port Stanvac, approximately 30km south of the Adelaide central business district (CBD). The plant is also known as Port Stanvac Desalination plant.

The plant is built on a 32ha site. Sponsored by the South Australian Government and SA Water, it is able to cover around 50% of Adelaide’s annual water supply by delivering up to 100gl of water each yea