The Victorian Government has officially opened the new $2.2 million Water treatment Plant at Whitfield.


State Minister for Water, Peter Walsh, said the new plant marks a new beginning for a town which was previously endured regular water restrictions.


Mr Walsh said the new treatment facility would bring significant improvement to the reliability and quality of water supply in an important Victorian tourism hub.


“Historically Whitfield residents have regularly experienced water restrictions and boil water alerts, and often had water carted in because the previous system failed to meet the town’s water needs.


“The new Whitfield Water Treatment Plant uses modern filtration and disinfection technology to provide reliable and safe drinking water for residents and visitors alike.


The Victorian Coalition Government supported the project by providing $1.1 million through the Small Towns Water Quality Fund, with North East Water providing the remaining $1.1 million.

North East Water Chair Joanne Anderson said the project delivers quality drinking water at no extra cost to Whitfield residents.


“On top of the construction of a new water treatment plant, North East Water also introduced an alternative water supply and pumping station from the King River,” Ms Anderson said.