Building better water infrastructure for South Australians

Australia’s leading water infrastructure provider John Holland has been awarded a major contract to deliver critical water infrastructure in South Australia.

In partnership with Guidera O'Connor, John Holland has been selected by SA Water to deliver part of its $1.6 billion 2020-24 capital program.

Together, John Holland and Guidera O’Connor will deliver capital projects for SA Water under a four-year framework agreement for up to $500 million, focused on water services across southern metropolitan Adelaide and regional areas of South Australia.

As part of the new joint-venture, John Holland will deliver the engineering design and construction for the renewal and upgrade of essential water assets, including:

  • Brownfield and greenfield water assets
  • Water storage tanks
  • Pipe networks, water treatment plants
  • Pump stations and reservoirs.

Executive General Manager – Infrastructure, Andrew English said the contract built on John Holland’s successful partnership with SA Water.

“We are pleased to be given the opportunity to build on our strong relationship with SA Water, following the Murray Bridge wastewater treatment plant project,” Mr English said.

 “John Holland has decades of experience utilising state-of-the-art technologies to deliver vital water infrastructure across Australia.”

General Manager Infrastructure VIC/SA/TAS Struan Collins said the project would deliver wide-ranging benefits for local communities.

“South Australia is one of the driest jurisdictions on earth, therefore we understand the importance of delivering reliable and sustainable water services for communities across the State,” Mr Collins said.

General Manager Water Services Mal Shepherd said the program would have long-lasting impacts.

“In collaboration with SA Water, we are striving to deliver innovative solutions that are reliable, resilient and sustainable for future generations,” Mr Shepherd said.

“In securing this program our team displayed a compelling appreciation of how to collaboratively deliver value throughout the project lifecycle.”