Our Mission, Vision and Values

We are here to provide reliable and sustainable drinking water to Sydney whenever it is required, in a manner that abides by our values.


To be a great water company that provides long term value and benefit to the people of Sydney and Sydney Desalination Plant’s shareholders.

To be great we must:

  • keep all people engaged by SDP and the environment, safe through proactive actions.
  • produce high quality, safe and reliable volumes of drinking water.
  • maintain a high-performance culture for all people engaged by SDP with care for our employees and advisors.
  • maximise the plant’s potential as a key water source for Sydney.
  • be an asset management leader – making informed decisions.
  • have all people engaged by SDP recognised by stakeholders as trusted, respected and collaborative partners.
  • focus on our strengths – be the best version of ourselves, as a business, as a team and as individuals.
  • reduce business risks, comply with all legislative and licence requirements.

Values – SPIRIT

Sydney Desalination Plant is a values driven company and the Board and management of Sydney Desalination Plant are guided by a set of corporate values which underpin the culture of the Sydney Desalination Plant and are:

Safety – we demand the highest level of safety of ourselves, our operator and contractors

Performance – we deliver on our targets and seek new ways to add value for our shareholders and customers

Integrity – we do what we say with honesty to engender trust with all of our stakeholders

Respect – we have respect for the natural environment we interact with, the value we bring to water security and for each other in the Sydney Desalination Plant team

Innovation – we constantly explore new ways of doing business

Teamwork – we are collectively responsible for delivering business goals by sharing experiences, talents and information freely and effectively