Prospect to Macarthur Link
Preferred bidder announced
Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.
The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.
The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.
The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).
Preferred bidder announced
A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.
Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.
ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:
Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
The Prospect Macarthur Link Infrastructure project (ProMac) will upgrade the existing water reservoirs at Liverpool and Cecil Park, and build two new reservoirs at Oran Park. This will allow for an extra 100 megalitres of additional reservoir capacity in Western Sydney. The project also includes building 15 kilometres of additional pipework, three pumping stations and upgrading the existing network.
Projects included in the Prospect Macarthur Link include:
- Oran Park Reservoir construction
- Oran Park pumping station
- Liverpool Reservoir to Cecil Park pipeline
- Liverpool Reservoir pumping station
- Moyengully Reserve to Sugarloaf pumping station
- Cecil Park Reservoir to Sydney International Shooting Centre pipeline
- Cecil Park Reservoir upgrade, and
- Range Road to Western Road pipeline.
May 2020: Contract award
July 2020: Construction commenced
May 2022: Expected construction completion
Successful Tenderer: Details of the procurement have not been publicly revealed. Sydney Water have indicated Diona will construct the pipeline in Cecil Hills.
Sydney Water: In June 2020, IPART approved expenditure on the project of $205 million over the pricing proposal period of FY2020-24. This was less than the $484 million of expenditure sought by Sydney Water over this period.
NSW Government: In November 2020, the 2020-21 NSW Budget indicated that Sydney Water would spend $259 million on the project in FY2020-21. It is unclear how this corresponds to IPART's final pricing determination.
Last reviewed: 02/02/2021