Sydney’s Barangaroo precinct is set to become an exporter of water, following the official opening of its recycled water plant.

The plant, which is part of the precinct’s goal to become water positive, has a projected production of more than 200 million litres a year, which is expected to be used in the local neighbourhood.

“Today’s opening of the Barangaroo South Recycled Water Plant represents a final piece in the puzzle towards us becoming Australia’s first water positive precinct,” Lendlease Property Australia chief executive Kylie Rampa said.

“Barangaroo’s other infrastructure network also includes the district cooling plant, which uses Sydney Harbour water to cool all precinct buildings, 188,500 litres of water tanks across the precinct, 6000sqm of rooftop solar panels and a private power network.”

Once fully operational, the Barangaroo plant will have the capacity to sewer mine, a process that produces additional recycled water from sewage for use in irrigation and other non-drinking uses.

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