This weekend marks the third anniversary of the opening of Adelaide’s $2.2 billion desalination plant.
The plant has since been mothballed.
“There is no greater example of a white elephant than Labor’s $2.2 billion desal plant,” said Deputy State Liberal Leader Vickie Chapman.
“The Weatherill Labor Government is today celebrating the anniversary of Adelaide Oval, but the desal plant anniversary is nothing more than a kick out on the full that Labor would rather forget.
“SA Water has admitted that Adelaide’s mothballed desal plant is costing South Australians $41 million per year despite operating at minimum production.
“Instead of paying $41 million per year to mothball the desal plant, the Weatherill Labor Government could:
Keep the Repat Hospital open and upgrade other suburban hospitals
Employ an extra 400 teachers to educate young South Australians
Slash ESL bills
Cut the price of public transport tickets