Adelaide Desalination Project

Client
SA Water (2008 – 2009)

GTP Role
SA Water sought GTP to design and implement an extensive stakeholder and community engagement program with the communities of South Australia. This $2.2 billion project was a first for SA at the time and generated significant community interest and some initial opposition. We assisted SA Water in the preparation of a range of communication materials, community surveys, engagement events and stakeholder briefing sessions to collect feedback and input to the design of the plant.  In addition, we also prepared the social impact assessment for the associated Adelaide Desalination Plant Environmental Impact Statement.

Outcome
We delivered an outstanding community engagement program on a high profile, controversial and environmentally sensitive project that cemented our reputation and led to significant programs of work with SA Water in the years to follow.