Sydney Water has selected leading global design firm Stantec as Technical Advisor for their Upper South Creek (USC) project. Under the project, Stantec will team with Sydney Water to deliver procurement of consortiums for the design, construction, and operations of the Advanced Water Recycling Centre (AWRC), pumping stations and transfer pipelines. Stantec will then assist Sydney Water and successful proponents through design development, construction, and commissioning phases for the plant to be ready to soon accept its first wastewater flows.
With the development of the new international airport underway, these predominantly rural areas will continue to undergo a tremendous transformation with the population projected to multiply 25 times to 650,000 people by 2056. The USC project will support a total water cycle approach to deliver sustainable wastewater and recycled water services to the region.
‘The Upper South Creek AWRC is essential to both support and realise the region’s forecast growth,’ said Matt Renshaw, NSW Group Leader Water at Stantec. ‘By maintaining water within the catchment through a range of uses, such as residential, commercial, agriculture and open space use, the Centre supports regional resilience and the development of the green spine through the South Creek corridor.’
‘A key element of our role is to see that the procurement, delivery and operations are considerate in allowing for future readiness such that we deliver “more than just a treatment plant”, and rather, a facility which is a springboard to a variety of future Circular Economy initiatives’ continued Mr Renshaw. ‘Once complete, the Centre will produce high quality recycled water - near enough to drinking water quality – with the potential for other commercially viable products to support the productivity and prosperity of the local economy’. ‘
The primary scope of the Upper South Creek project is the delivery of an advanced water treatment facility with a capacity of 35 ML/day at initial commissioning, and the potential to expand up to 70 ML/day within 10 years. In addition, the facility will have a 25 km brine pipeline to be connected to the Malabar wastewater system and a 16 km effluent pipeline discharging to and supplementing water flow in the Nepean River.
The project’s primary milestone is to be operational in time to service the new Western Sydney Airport in 2026.
Read more about the project here: https://www.sydneywatertalk.com.au/uppersouthcreek