Downer delivered the largest capital works project in Western Water’s history, with the $53 million upgrade of the Sunbury Recycled Water Plant, located 40 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.
The plant officially opened on 25 June 2019 and provides approximately 800ML of Class B water per year to irrigate local sporting fields, golf courses and wineries, along with other agricultural uses in Sunbury and Diggers Rest.
The Downer Standard Asset Management framework was successfully implemented for the Sunbury Recycled Water Plant upgrade project which enabled the plant to pass an external audit and retain its ISO55001 certification.
This certification was originally obtained in 2018 as part of an 'extension to scope' of Australia’s first ISO55001 certified site at Yarra Park Water Recycling Facility.
The Downer Standard has changed the way Downer works, ensuring better outcomes for customers, delivery partners and employees. It has enabled business growth through better alignment, collaboration, continuous improvement and consistency in processes.
Comprised of Group-wide policies, procedures and supporting documents, The Downer Standard defines the way Downer works. It captures all life cycle functions within Downer from Opportunity and Bid through to Project Close out, Lessons Learned and Continuous Improvement.
Implementation of The Downer Standard Asset Management framework for the upgrade project has resulted in:
Asset Management is a function within Downer that enables effective delivery of Downer’s large portfolio of services-based contracts. This includes Hospitals, Utilities, Facilities and Rollingstock and Roads, all of which are covered by The Downer Standard.
Downer was awarded the design, build, operate and maintain contract for the project, which delivers several environmental benefits including: