Sydney Water Partnering for Success program


Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Sydney Water Partnering for Success program

Prospective pipeline

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.

Credibly proposed

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.

Under procurement

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.

Recently closed

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

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Recently closed
SECTOR: Water & sewerage
TYPE: Greenfield

Project scope

Sydney Water developed a framework called Partnering for Success, which
has region-specific teams, contracting structures and project delivery models for water and wastewater infrastructure delivery. Sydney Water previously deployed a similar model in delivery of Lower South Creek Treatment Program.

Under Partnering for Success, partnerships with three Regional Delivery Consortia (RDC) - in the north, south and west of Greater Sydney, covering Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Illawarra, have been established. These consortia started delivery of end-to-end design, construction, maintenance and facilities management services from July 2020.

The consortia will be responsible for the maintenance, renewal and upgrade of existing assets in their respective region, as well as the construction of new assets. The program of work will be delivered over a ten-year period, with a review after five years to assess each consortium’s performance.



Key Dates

Dec 2019: Three contracts in total awarded to joint ventures for each region of north, west and south of Greater Sydney.

Jul 2020: Delivery of capital work began.

Jul 2030: Capital work contract period to end.




Successful tenderers:

North RDC – Confluence Water

  • Broadspectrum
  • Downer Utilities Australia
  • Jacobs


South RDC – Delivering for Customers (D4C)

  • Comdain Infrastructure
  • John Holland
  • Lendlease Services
  • WSP


West RDC – West Region Delivery Team

  • Stantec
  • Atlas Personnel Services
  • Abergeldie Contractors
  • Fulton Hogan Industries
  • Programmed Facility Management




July 2020: Sydney Water has announced it will invest at least $4 billion in infrastructure through Partnering For Success Program over the ten-year period from July 2020.

June 2020: The NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) released its final determination for its review of prices for Sydney Water for the 2020 to 2024 period in mid-June, including $4.6 billion for capital expenditure over the 2020-2024 period.



Project History

Jul 2020: Sydney Water announced the finalisation of Partnering for Success delivery model across Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Illawarra. The consortia that were awarded contracts in December 2019 also began the delivery of their services.

Dec 2019: Three contracts in total awarded for joint ventures in each region of north, west and south to undertake end-to-end design, construction, maintenance and facilities management services over ten years starting from July 2020.

Last reviewed: 03/07/2020

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