Sydney Water has assumed operations at the recently-acquired Bingara Gorge Recycled Water Plant, a transaction it says will improve customer experience by consolidating both wastewater and drinking water services.
Formerly owned by Lendlease and operated by Wilton Recycled Water, the transfer of ownership on 28 June 2022 also included the pressure and gravity wastewater network, and recycled water network servicing Bingara Gorge.
Bingara Gorge customers were previously provided with wastewater and recycled water services from Wilton Recycled Water, and their drinking water supplied by Sydney Water.
With the transfer of the Bingara Gorge Recycled Water Plant now complete, Sydney Water will become customers’ sole provider for their water, wastewater, and recycled water services.
In 2016, the former NSW Planning Minister, The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, declared Wilton as a priority growth area. In 2017, the NSW Planning Minister, The Hon. Anthony Roberts, rezoned parts of the Wilton area.
Sydney Water has been working with the Department Planning and Environment, and other key stakeholders, to plan, design and build integrated water, wastewater, and recycled water infrastructure to service growth in Wilton.
The desired outcome is to plan and deliver these essential services that support the New South Wales Government’s development timeframes and orderly rollout of land releases and infrastructure while meeting the needs of stakeholders, the community and the environment.