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Victoria’s controversial desalination plant is broken, says the government

Victoria’s controversial Desalination plant has been damaged during the re-start process.

The Victorian government says work is underway to fix the broken piece of equipment.

They say they will not stop the delivery of the Government’s desalinated water order.

Water Minister Lisa Neville told Mark Hawthorne the issue has been determined, but the government wants to ascertain why it happened before they proceed.

‘It’s about a five-to-six week delay,’ she said.

Ms Neville said it was a surprise because there had been no issues in the testing phase.

Costs will be covered by the providers, Aquasure and AusNet.

Click play for the full interview with Lisa Neville

Read the government’s full statement HERE