North West Treatment Hub

There’s a new approach to the way we treat wastewater in Sydney’s North West. As a rapidly growing area of Sydney, we want to make sure we’re ready to continue to provide a reliable service as well as play our part in helping to grow the already vibrant communities in the area.

That’s why we’re creating a North West Treatment Hub, which will link the three plants in the area – Castle Hill Water Recycling Plant, Rouse Hill Water Recycling Plant and Riverstone Wastewater Treatment Plant. This will enable us to provide a more flexible and efficient regional-level wastewater treatment system in Sydney’s North West.

There’s a new approach to the way we treat wastewater in Sydney’s North West. As a rapidly growing area of Sydney, we want to make sure we’re ready to continue to provide a reliable service as well as play our part in helping to grow the already vibrant communities in the area.

That’s why we’re creating a North West Treatment Hub, which will link the three plants in the area – Castle Hill Water Recycling Plant, Rouse Hill Water Recycling Plant and Riverstone Wastewater Treatment Plant. This will enable us to provide a more flexible and efficient regional-level wastewater treatment system in Sydney’s North West.

  • What we're planning to do at Rouse Hill and Castle Hill

    9 months ago

    We're planning on improving the Water Recycling Plants (WRPs) at Rouse Hill and Castle Hill to enable a portion of the wastewater that enters the plants to be transferred to Riverstone Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

    This will ensure a more efficient regional-level treatment system that will provide the flexibility needed to service a rapidly growing area.

    For more information on what we are planning to do at each of the plants, go to the Review of Environmental Factos

    We're planning on improving the Water Recycling Plants (WRPs) at Rouse Hill and Castle Hill to enable a portion of the wastewater that enters the plants to be transferred to Riverstone Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

    This will ensure a more efficient regional-level treatment system that will provide the flexibility needed to service a rapidly growing area.

    For more information on what we are planning to do at each of the plants, go to the Review of Environmental Factos

  • What the REF found

    9 months ago

    Sydney Water has assessed how this project will impact the environment and local community.

    The assessment, or Review of Environmental Factors (REF), found:

    • The potential for environmental impacts is low because most of the work will be occurring with the boundaries of the Rouse Hill Water Recycling Plant and Castle Hill Water Recycling Plant.
    • The upgrade will improve the quality of recycled water discharged from the plants.
    • There will be typical construction impacts such as additional traffic and noise. We will put measures in place to minimise these.
    • Extended work hours are proposed. Work will occur at the plants from...

    Sydney Water has assessed how this project will impact the environment and local community.

    The assessment, or Review of Environmental Factors (REF), found:

    • The potential for environmental impacts is low because most of the work will be occurring with the boundaries of the Rouse Hill Water Recycling Plant and Castle Hill Water Recycling Plant.
    • The upgrade will improve the quality of recycled water discharged from the plants.
    • There will be typical construction impacts such as additional traffic and noise. We will put measures in place to minimise these.
    • Extended work hours are proposed. Work will occur at the plants from 6 am to 6 pm on weekdays and 7 am to 4 pm on Saturdays. No noisy work is permitted to occur prior to 7 am on weekdays and on Saturdays, prior to 8 am and after 1 pm.
    • Vegetation and tree removal will be required as a part of this work. Safeguards will be in place to minimise flora and fauna impacts.
    • Potential odour impacts on the surrounding community will not increase as a result of this work.
    • We are committed to keeping the community and stakeholders informed throughout this project.