Central Park Water welcomes NSW Minister for Water for a site visit

By Sustainability Matters Staff
Friday, 15 August, 2014

Joint venture developers of the $2 billion Central Park mixed-use precinct, Frasers Property and Sekisui House, yesterday morning (14 August) provided a construction tour of the water recycling facility while the plant is undergoing commissioning before becoming operational early next year.

Visiting Central Park Water: (from left to right) Flow Systems Managing Director Terry Leckie; NSW Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water Kevin Humphries MP; Frasers Property CEO Guy Pahor; Metropolitan Water Directorate, Alison White; Sydney Water General Manager Customer Services Paul Freeman.

Saving an estimated one million litres of water per day from Sydney’s water supply, Central Park Water - operated by Flow Systems - collects rainwater, greywater and blackwater for treatment and re-use in laundries, toilets and gardens.

It is claimed to be the largest water facility of its kind in the world, housing three-storey water tanks which have the capacity to hold 900,000 L.

Frasers Property CEO Guy Pahor said Central Park Water is a key component of the sustainability agenda of the Central Park precinct, which aims to achieve the highest standards in sustainable development.

“Central Park Water provides a template for water management in large-scale urban regeneration projects in Australia,” Pahor said.

“Both Frasers Property and Sekisui House are committed to sustainable development. We see this as a responsibility, as well as an opportunity.

“The large-scale green infrastructure at Central Park fulfils our goal of futureproofing this precinct at a time when efficient energy and water usage is a defining criteria for the success of urban development.”

When completed, Central Park Water will provide recycled water to more than 5300 residents and approximately 1750 workers.

Central Park is striving to be the city’s most sustainable urban community:

  • Each building within Central Park will achieve minimum a 5 green star rating (Green Building Council of Australia rating system).
  • Central Park houses its own central thermal plant and trigeneration power station, using low-emission gas to produce electricity and thermal power for heating and cooling. This facility is now operational.
  • A 44-vehicle GoGet car share service located within the precinct.
  • 94% recycling or re-use of materials removed from site during demolition.
  • $32 million contribution to Redfern Waterloo Authority for affordable housing.

Central Park Water is delivered by Flow Systems in collaboration with Sydney Water on behalf of the joint venture developers Frasers Property and Sekisui House.

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