Sydney Water commences Richmond facility upgrades

Monday, 11 September, 2023

Sydney Water commences Richmond facility upgrades

Sydney Water has commenced upgrades worth $185m to its Richmond wastewater network to build resilience and accommodate a growing population. The upgrades will create close to 200 jobs during construction and double the capacity of the facility.

A new 7 km main will be constructed, transferring wastewater from North Richmond to Richmond, doubling the capacity in Richmond.

The aging North Richmond wastewater treatment plant will be made redundant by a new wastewater pumping station and network upgrades.

The improvements are in line with Sydney Water’s goal of building water and wastewater infrastructure to enable the construction of future dwellings in Greater Sydney.

Greg Cable, Senior Project Manager, said the planned works will play a part in ensuring a more sustainable future.

According to Cable, growth is set to increase by 70% over the next 30 years and the upgrades will help futureproof the region’s growing population.

The project will contribute to circular economy benefits by expanding water recycling capacity at the site and the production of biosolid matter for reuse.

Upgrades are set to be completed by 2026.

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