Macarthur Water Treatment Plant Project


The Transfield and United Utilities (formerly North West Water) joint venture won the Macarthur Water Filtration Plant project at Appina year after successfully bidding for Australia’s first BOOT water-works at Yan Yean.

The Macarthur Water Filtration Plant on the outskirts of Sydney was designed to filter 265 megalitres of water per day. A feature of the modular design is the capability to double this capacity during the 25-year life of the operation. Construction began in 1994 and the $120 million plant was commissioned in August 1995.

The Macarthur Water treatment plant is now 50% owned by Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund Ltd.