Upper South Creek Advanced Water Recycling Centre - Stage One
Preferred bidder announced
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Preferred bidder announced
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Sydney Water is planning to build and operate a wastewater treatment plant in Western Sydney, to be known as the Upper South Creek Advanced Water Recycling Centre. When completed, the plant is expected to treat up to 100 megalitres of wastewater per day. It is being delivered in multiple stages, with Stage One to include a capacity of 50 megalitres of wastewater treatment capacity per day.
The project includes:
- a wastewater treatment plant that includes production of:
- treated water suitable for recycling and environmental flows
- renewable energy, and
- biosolids suitable for reuse
- a new pipeline from the Water Recycling Centre to the Nepean River, to release excess treated water
- new infrastructure from the Water Recycling Centre to South Creek, to release excess treated water and wet weather flows
- a new pipeline extension from the new Nepean River pipeline to the Warragamba River for environmental flows, and
- a new pipeline from the Water Recycling Centre to Sydney Water’s existing wastewater system to discharge brine.
Early 2021: Submit Environmental Impact Statement
Early 2022: Commence design and construction planning
Mid 2022: Commence construction
Late 2024: expected construction completion
Mid 2025: Commence operation
NSW Government: $104 million
The 2020-21 NSW Budget detailed that $104 million was to be spent by Sydney Water on the project in FY2020-21.
Nov 2020: The 2020-21 NSW Budget detailed that $104 million was to be spent by Sydney Water on the project in FY2020-21.
Last reviewed: 08/12/2020