Project

Upper South Creek Advanced Water Recycling Centre - Stage One

PROJECT STATUS
Detailed Planning
Upper South Creek Advanced Water Recycling Centre - Stage One

The Upper South Creek Advanced Water Recycling Centre, located in Western Sydney, will have the capacity to treat up to 100 megalitres of wastewater per day. It will be delivered in multiple stages, with Stage One to provide 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 pipeline from the Water Recycling Centre to the Nepean River, to release excess treated water 
  • infrastructure from the Water Recycling Centre to South Creek, to release excess treated water and wet weather flows
  • a pipeline extension from the new Nepean River pipeline to the Warragamba River for environmental flows, and
  • a pipeline from the Water Recycling Centre to Sydney Water’s existing wastewater system to discharge brine.
     

Key Dates

Jul 2022 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2024 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

User charges

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Sydney Water

PROJECT HISTORY

Nov 2020 The 2020-21 NSW Budget detailed that $104 million was to be spent by Sydney Water on the project in FY2020-21.
Jan 2021 The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment for the project.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Water & Sewerage
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Project website
Project information
Government resources
Sydney Water Scoping Report
SEARs