Sydney Water Managing Director Kevin Young today officially opened a new super depot in Prestons, which will service the growing population of South-West Sydney.
“The depot is the third and final super depot and can accommodate up to 100 staff,” Mr Young said.
“It will be a centre for maintenance work, planning and scheduling for Western Sydney. It will also provide support for our frontline staff who carry out routine maintenance and are available 24×7 for emergency repairs to local water and wastewater infrastructure.
“The depot has combined office-based and field-based staff from multiple sites at Cecil Hills and Warwick Farm.
“It is ideally located in Prestons as it is situated within an industrial and warehousing area away from houses and close to the main traffic routes.”
In keeping with Sydney Water’s commitment to the environment, the depot incorporates a number energy efficient and water saving features including:
- 50KL of rainwater storage
- solar hot water systems
- water saving devices
- tinted windows and LED lighting in the office, yard and warehouse as well as light sensors and timers to reduce energy consumption.
This is the third and final depot to house Sydney Water staff, with other depots at St Marys and Daceyville.