Veolia completes work in Sydney’s North West


Waste and water company Veolia is continuing infrastructure upgrades in Sydney’s North West, as part of a project by Sydney Water which aims to cater to projected population growth and new housing developments.

Veolia recently completed work on Sydney Water’s North West Growth Centre (NWGC) Riverstone Wastewater Package 2, Trenchless Australasia reported in January.

They have previously completed work on a new drinking reservoir, recycled water and wastewater pipelines in Sydney’s North West.

Sydney Water’s North West Growth Centre (NWGC) project aims to service the growing population of Australia’s largest city, and includes the Riverstone and Alex Avenue Precincts.

Package 1, which has now been completed, included the construction of a new drinking reservoir and about 23 km of drinking water, recycled water and wastewater pipelines.

The completed package provided new services in the Riverstone and Alex Avenue Precincts, including a 40 million litre drinking water reservoir, drinking water pipelines for the new precincts and a wastewater pipeline for the Alex Avenue precinct.

Packages 2 and 3A of the NWGC project commenced in early 2013, and included the installation of three wastewater lead-ins in Riverstone.

The next stage of the NWGC project is expected to be completed by mid-2018, and includes new water and wastewater services in Vineyard, Riverstone East, Riverstone West, North Kellyville, Box Hill and various other areas.


National waste and recycling body to advocate for industry

Several of Australia's largest waste firms have joined for NWRIC

A new body working to create a cohesive national vision for Australia’s waste management industry, the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has officially formed, following the first meeting of its executive in Sydney on February 13.

NWRIC has received support from Australia’s largest waste management companies – and has begun operations.

The Council will be empowered to begin its work thanks to the support of its national members – Alex Fraser Group, Cleanaway, J. J. Richards and Sons, Solo Resource Recovery, Suez, Toxfree, Remondis, ResourceCo and Veolia.

“The waste and recycling industry needs a national voice to advocate for a fair, sustainable and prosperous industry for all stakeholders,” said Phil Richards, Chairman of the NWRIC’s host association Board.

“Australia’s waste management industry is an essential service, and through the NWRIC, we will be asking the Commonwealth along with State Governments to support our initiatives to take the industry forward.”

The NWRIC will serve waste management enterprises by creating industry led policy. The Council will be led by newly appointed CEO Max Spedding, and supported by Secretariat manager Alex Serpo.

The NWRIC will work in close partnership with jurisdictional affiliates. This partnership will allow the Council to represent and canvas concerns from many of Australia’s 450 small and medium sized waste management enterprises. Together, state affiliates and the national office will coordinate to create, and advocate for, cohesive national policy.

From today, the Council will commence working to create, share and build support for policy positions which will move the industry forward. Initial areas of focus include better planning, a fair market, the national harmonisation of the regulations governing the industry and effective policing of standards.

The Council welcomes media enquiries, dialogue with waste management companies seeking involvement in the NWRIC and feedback from stakeholders.