Our latest Growth Servicing Plan – Growth Servicing Plan 2022–2027 – provides a high-level view of where we expect Greater Sydney’s water-related infrastructure to be available over the next 5 to 15 years. It includes maps showing infrastructure plans across major greenfield and infill areas.
By 2056, we'll be providing water services to about 8 million customers. We see our role going beyond our current high-quality water and wastewater services, with water playing a lead role in cooling and greening the city.
We're committed to delivering the first Greater Sydney Water Strategy for water security across the Greater Sydney region. The strategy addresses challenges such as drought, flood and climate change that threaten the region's supply.
We're investing in new infrastructure. The Upper South Creek Advanced Water Recycling Centre (AWRC) is Sydney Water's largest and most significant investment in water resilience in over a decade. Aligning with our focus on innovative and sustainable development, the AWRC is essential to realising the benefits of a circular economy in the Western Parklands City.
The Growth Servicing Plan 2022–2027 aims to provide you with options to establish the planning and infrastructure you need to support your development program. Each year, we update it with new insights and potential timing of new infrastructure. Your feedback has helped us to shape the plan, which outlines:
We look forward to working with developers and local communities to get the right services delivered at the right time, and create liveable, thriving and productive communities.
Broadly, there are 2 ways that new water infrastructure for growth areas in Greater Sydney can be funded: by Sydney Water or by developers.
We plan delivery of services around the NSW Government's land release program. We must demonstrate that any decisions we make on funding infrastructure comply with the requirements set by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).
Before we fund infrastructure, we must show that there's demand for that infrastructure in the community with a high certainty of delivery and timing. Developments must be ready to connect to our infrastructure soon after it’s constructed for it to be an efficient and economical investment. The Growth Servicing Plan 2022–2027 has more details on how we decide when to progress planned infrastructure.
A developer can opt to independently fund infrastructure to accelerate planning and construction, and can apply to the NSW Government to bring forward the release of precincts for development. If the government approves your proposal, we'll work with you to establish a commercial agreement. This will outline financial arrangements and determine the best way to plan and deliver services.
The Growth Servicing Plan 2022–2027 lays out options on how you may accelerate your development. Plus, our Funding infrastructure to service growth (335KB) policy provides more information about developer-funded infrastructure and conditions for reimbursement.