Sydney Water enters 10‑year partnership

Thursday, 18 July, 2019

Sydney Water enters 10‑year partnership

Sydney Water has appointed Aurecon and Arup as planning partners for the next 10 years, in what is believed to be the largest consultant engagement in Australia by a water utility.

Sydney Water has partnered with global engineering, design and advisory companies Aurecon and Arup for planning and design services. The two firms will have a large team co-located at Sydney Water’s Parramatta offices, as well as teams at Aurecon’s Sydney Neutral Bay office and Arup’s Sydney CBD office.

Aurecon Head of Water Kevin Werksman said the Aurecon–Arup team would provide a fresh approach to water management, with a focus on delivering fully integrated services.

“Water utilities are increasingly seeing the benefits of the partnership model as being able to much better leverage value from businesses like ours in a collaborative, non-transactional environment,” Werksman said.

“As well as additional technical engineering smarts, Aurecon and Arup will provide additional advisory services such as asset management and community consultation.”

The Aurecon–Arup team will also support Sydney Water in technical advisory and project engineering roles to see its $600 million per year capital program through to successful completion.

Arup Australasia Water Leader Daniel Lambert said Aurecon and Arup bring complementary skills and deep experience to the integrated team.

“Our joint team will provide support in strategic advisory roles, systems services planning and integrated water management, and take planning through to concept design and project engineering to facilitate smooth handover to contractor teams,” he said.

Image credit: Sydney Water.

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