Project

Upper South Creek Advanced Water Recycling Centre - Stage One

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
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 70 megalitres of wastewater per day. It will be delivered in multiple stages, with Stage One to provide 35 megalitres of wastewater treatment capacity per day by 2025.

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.

Stage One will be delivered through two work packages through Design and Construct contracts, for the treatment facility and the pipelines.

Key Dates

Aug 2021 EOIs Open
Jul 2022 Expected Construction Commencement
Jun 2025 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

User charges

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Sydney Water
Procurement note:

Stage One of the project will be procured as three separate Design and Construct contracts, which will include a five-year operations period.

The first contract will include the construction and operation of the foundation plant. The second and third contracts will procure the East and West Pipelines.

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.
Jul 2021 Sydney Water provided an update on the proposed delivery strategy and procurement process. Stage One of the project will be procured as three separate Design and Construct contracts, which will include a five-year operations period. Separately, Sydney Water issued a Request for Tenders for the Technical Advisor for the project, closing on 3 August.
Aug 2021 Sydney Water opened an Expression of Interest phase for the the first work package. Sydney Water is seeking a consortium to design and construct the treatment plant, then operate it for five years.
Aug 2021 Sydney Water opened an Expression of Interest phase for the the second work package. Sydney Water is seeking a consortium to design and construct the Treated Water Pipeline (East) and the Brine Pipeline (West).
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Water & Sewerage
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
Sydney Water Scoping Report
SEARs
Project pages
Sydney Water