Arrests at Wonthaggi desalination blockade

Seven protestors have been arrested after blocking an access road to the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant construction site with a caravan. The protesters were demanding that secret files on demonstrators gathered by police and given to Aquasure, the private consortium who owns the site. The protestors also demanded the Brumby Government release a full costing of the desalination plant and how it will affect the price of water. It has been estimated the desal plant, the largest private public partnership in the world, will cost Victorian taxpayers twenty-four billion dollars!


Wonthaggi protest highlights desalination issue for Melbourne

One person was arrested when protesters carrying two banners walked onto the Desalination Plant proposed site near Wonthaggi on May 9. The occasion was a rally at the gates of the proposed site organised by Watershed Victoria and Melbourne supporters.

Photos on Flickr | Action: Get Real on Climate Change | FoE