Waste Water Treatment Plant
Redcliffe City is Queensland’s most densely populated local authority, with a population of 50,000 residing within an area of only 37 square kilometres.
LOCATION : Australia
SERVICE : Transaction Management Consultancy
VALUE : USD 7.7 billion
CLIENT : Redcliffe City Council
TYPE : Infrastructure
Given its semi-urban nature, the city procures some of its core services including the supply of drinking water from neighboring municipalities. Historically however, council collected the city’s waste waters, treating them to secondary standards before licensed discharge to Moreton Bay. In 1998, with an increasing community emphasis on minimizing the environmental pressures on Moreton Bay, council decided to seek the support of a specialist partner from within the Australian water industry. The proposed role for this partner was to upgrade the existing waste water treatment facilities to enhance service standards and to then assume total responsibility for its operations for fifteen years.
To assist council in outsourcing these responsibilities, Kingston led a competitive Public Private Partnership (PPP) process to identify the party who could best meet council’s needs.