Annual Report

See what we've achieved over the past year

In late November every year, we issue our annual report. It covers our achievements and challenges over the previous year, our performance against our statutory requirements and the progress we’ve made towards meeting our corporate strategic goals. Catch up on our current and past achievements.

Current report

Our Annual Report 2020–21 (6.8MB) was released in November 2021. It includes many highlights we'd like to share with you. If you'd like a snapshot, take a look at the Annual Report Summary 2020–21 (1.4MB).

Amid the challenges of the past year, Sydney Water continued to demonstrate leadership in the water industry, delivering innovative solutions, new technologies and award-winning products and services. We're proud of our achievements and will continue to provide thought leadership and drive the principles of a circular economy and sustainable development within our sector.  

Highlights in 2020–21

  • Global Water Awards 2021, Wastewater Project of the Year: Refresh Woolloomooloo environmental improvement program. 
  • NSW Australian Water Association Awards 2021, Research and Development Excellence Award – Sydney Water’s role in COVID-19 detection in wastewater [Development of Wastewater Epidemiology for NSW: New laboratory for SARS-CoV-2 detection in wastewater under the Water Research Australia (WRA) ColoSSoS (Collaboration on Sewage Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2) Project]. 
  • Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue 2020, Project of the Year: Sustainability category – St Marys Water Recycling Plant upgrade. 
  • Top Graduate Employers 2021: Sydney Water named the nation’s No. 1 graduate program, according to a survey of 2,900 graduates.
  • Our gender pay gap has fallen below 1% from 2.25% a year earlier. We continue to work towards a zero gender pay gap.