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Background informationProject Created: June 24, 2009

Project Name: Gold Coast Desalination Project
Year in Operation: 2009
Sector: Water & Waste
Subsector: Wastewater, Water
Status: In Operation
Type: New Facility
Description: The project is the largest water desalination plant on Australia's eastern seaboard. The plant has the capacity to supply up to 133 megaliters a day of pure drinking water to SE Queensland.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Build Operate Maintain
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: The state government passed a regulation that named the Gold Coast City Council as the Service Provider to undertake all works reasonably connected to the construction of the desalination plant. The GCD Alliance (made up of several different designers, construction companies, suppliers, etc) is often referred to as a single entity that will design build operate and maintain the facility.

Project Locations

City: Tugun
State: Queensland
Country: Australia, Commonwealth of

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Land: In June 2008, the State Government purchased Gold Coast City Council's shares in the Gold Coast Desalination Project. This now owned by Water Secure, whose sole shareholder is the Queensland Goverment. It appears that the Water Secure company is orchestrating the construction and maintenance of the desalination plant.
Checkbox Checked Environmental Clearance: The project followed the guidelines set forth by Environmental Protection Agency.

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

Checkbox Checked

From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: The project is a joint inititiative between Gold Coast City Council and the Queensland Government. It is funded by the state government.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner then separately contracts with another party, who operates and maintains the facility.
Construction Manager At Risk Variants: Public Sponsor contracts with Construction Contractor after Design is Complete.

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Initial Design and Construction

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: November 1, 2005
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$1-5 Billion US
Operations & Maintenance
< $200 Million US
$500 Million - 2 Billion US


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