The Wonthaggi desal plant has sustained damage that will prevent the plant from being turned on.
On 19 June 2007 Labor announced the construction of a desalination plant and it was reported that water bills would double to fund it.
It was later revealed the true cost to taxpayers of the plant and water order could be up to $24 billion.
Daniel Andrews was a member of the Labor Cabinet that oversaw the construction of the desal project.
Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Water Peter Walsh:
Daniel Andrews sat around the cabinet table when the decision was made to waste $24 billion on a desal plant we do not need and now does not work.
Only a Labor Government would condemn our children and grandchildren to pay off a $24 billion desal white elephant we cannot use and do not need.
While they’re on holidays the Andrews Government continues to lurch from one crisis to another.
Only days after Daniel Andrews’ team went in to damage control mode over the latest youth justice crisis, now they’re again in damage control patching up the desal plant.
Daniel Andrews is ending the year with a crime crisis, a youth justice crisis and now a desal crisis. What a year.