The present Queensland government’s Water Security Plan includes doubling the present capacity of the existing desalination plant at Tugun, and the building of a new $8 billion desalination plant in the Sunshine Coast region. However, the water production data and the historical rainfall records make it abundantly clear why neither of these proposals should go ahead.
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