Sydney Water renews its trust in Veolia for 15 years

Sydney Water(1) prolongs its contract with Veolia for 15 years. The Group will continue to operate and maintain the two water treatment plants in Woronora and Illawara, in the southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia.

After 20 years of working together, Sydney Water Corporation has renewed its contract with Veolia for the operation and maintenance of the two water treatment plants on the outskirts of Sydney. With a combined production capacity of 370 million liters of water a day, these plants supply drinking water to more than 500,000 people.


Managing Director of Veolia Australia and New Zealand, Doug Dean said: “This contract extension is a testament to the trust placed in us by Sydney Water Corporation, which is Australia’s biggest public water service. In this part of the world, which is particularly sensitive to climate change, our partnership has already enabled us to achieve exceptional results for water quality and we are looking forward to grasping new opportunities to optimize Operations & Maintenance at these two plants.”

With the Wyuna Science and Technology Agreement[2], the two plants will develop innovations in the area of the treatment of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater in order to meet the environmental challenges of the driest continent on the planet.

-Sydney Water and Veolia Australia 
-Sydney Water case study by Veolia Australia
-Press release: Sydney Water signs a 15-year contract extension with Veolia worth over €250 million

Date of publication: 20 January

[1] Wyuna Water, owner of the two plants, is owned jointly by IFM Investors and Veolia [2] A key element of the contract, the Wyuna Science and Technology Agreement will support opportunities for research and development between Sydney Water and Veolia (sharing of information, technology and skills).