Key water contract extended


06 February 2018

 Downer's contract for Victoria’s largest underground water recycling facility contract has been extended.

Downer’s operation and maintenance contract for the award winning Yarra Park Water Recycling Facility (owned by the Melbourne Cricket Club) has been extended by two years.

The facility was originally designed and built by Downer and is Victoria’s largest underground water recycling facility, capable of producing 180 million litres of recycled water annually. The water is primarily re-used as irrigation in Yarra Park, as well as for cleaning and toilet flushing at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.


Chris Yeats, General Manager from Downer’s Water Services team said: “The contract extension is testament to the collaborative partnership we have with the Melbourne Cricket Club. It has enabled us to set new benchmarks and strengthen our leadership position in the water industry.”

This successful collaboration has seen the plant awarded the first Infrastructure Sustainability Operations (Excellent) rating by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, and also achieved Australia’s first Accredited ISO 55001 Certification for Asset Management.

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