(From left) Trinity Managing Director, Francois Gouws with Sydney Water Managing Director, Roch Cheroux, and John Holland Chief Strategy Officer, Jayne Whitney.
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Sydney Water has awarded a contract for the construction and operation of an advanced wastewater recycling facility in Western Sydney.

Sydney Water awarded the contract for the Upper South Creek Advanced Water Recycling Plant (AWRC) to a consortium of John Holland, TRILITY, GHD and Jacobs.

Operating at full capacity, the facility will treat around 70ML of wastewater each day and produce high-quality treated water for sustainable use in homes and businesses across Western Sydney, and biosolid products for use in agriculture.

Sydney Water Managing Director, Roch Cheroux, said the plant is an important piece of infrastructure for the region and will leave a positive legacy for the communities of Sydney.

“AWRC will produce high-quality water suitable for a wide range of non-drinking uses for homes, businesses, industrial sites, agriculture and for the watering of public open spaces,” Mr Cheroux said.

The world-class leading facility will be located between Kemps and South Creek and service the Aerotropolis and Western Parkland City.

John Holland will be responsible for the design and construction. GHD and Jacobs will provide engineering and design services, while Trility will provide operations and maintenance advice as the project is delivered.

In a joint venture with John Holland, Trility will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of the facility for up to ten-years once completed.

John Holland’s General Manager of Water and Optimisation, Margaret Riley, said she’s thrilled to continue a long-term collaboration with Sydney Water alongside partners Trility, GHD and Jacobs.

“It’s exciting to launch a project with such industry leading circular economy ambitions and Sydney Water is to be congratulated on its vision,” Ms Riley said.

TRILITY’s Managing Director, Francois Gouws, echoed the sentiments of its joint venture partner.

“It’s a real privilege to be working in collaboration with Sydney Water and alongside our partners John Holland, GHD, and Jacobs on such an exciting project, and one with motivations to drive innovation and a circular economy,” said Mr Gouws.

The Upper South Creek Advanced Water Recycling plant is due to be operational in 2026.

Feature Image: (From left) Trinity Managing Director, Francois Gouws with Sydney Water Managing Director, Roch Cheroux, and John Holland Chief Strategy Officer, Jayne Whitney. Photo: Sydney Water.

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