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SUEZ Australia & New Zealand History

1970s: Degrémont Australia was incorporated
1978:  Process Group was incorporated
1985: SITA Australia Pty Ltd. was incorporated
1987: Lucas Heights Resource Recovery Park was opened
1990: Taylors Road landfill, the first fully engineered landfill in Australia was opened in Victoria
1991: Degrémont Australia changed its name to Australian Water Services
1996: Australian Water Services opened the first large-scale drinking water filtration plant for a capital city – Sydney’s Prospect Water Filtration Plant
1999: Shale Road site was opened in Western Australia
2000: SITA Australia Pty Ltd. started to operate as a subsidiary of SUEZ environment company.
2003: SUEZ environment’s global operation’s (water management, waste management, and energy) were amalgamated into a single business line and the SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT Group was formed.
• Shale Road smart cell® site was opened. The Shale Road site is one of the first facilities in the world to sell carbon credits. (WA)
• The Camellia Resource Recovery & Treatment Facility (NSW) was opened
• Australian Water Services opened the first drinking water desalination plant for a capital city – the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant (2006)
• Australian Water Services opened one of the world’s most advanced wastewater treatment and water reuse plants - the Pimpama Recycled Water Treatment Plant in south-east Queensland
• SITA Australia commenced management of the Advanced Resource Recovery Technology (ARRT) facilities in Cairns, QLD and Raymond Terrace, NSW.
• SITA-ResourceCo Alternative Fuels ARRT facility was formed in SA.
• Australian Water Services changed its name back to Degrémont Australia
2008: Acquisitions of SUEZ Western Recycling, Emerald Recycling, Raymond Terrace, MediCollect
• SITA Australia opened Neerabup BioVision Advanced Resource Recovery Technology Facility (WA)
• SITA Australia opened new ARRT facilities in Kemps Creek (NSW) SAWT
• Joint venture between SITA Australia and Sembcorp was created
• SITA Australia re-signed the Brisbane City Council recycling and waste management contract, the largest municipal contract in Australia.
• SITA Australia acquired the NSW Government-owned waste management company, WSN Environmental Solutions.
• The first water alliance contract for the management of a capital city’s entire water and wastewater infrastructure assets and network – Adelaide’s Services Alliance (Allwater) established (SA)
• SITA-MediCollect became the first company in Australia licenced to recover single-use medical devices.
• Aroona alliance was established between Degrémont, the Water Corporation and Transfield Services (WA)
• Australia’s largest desalination plant was opened on Victoria’s Bass Coast at Wonthaggi was opened - the Victorian Desalination Plant
2013: Acquired Landsdale transfer station (WA)
2014: SUEZ/Degrémont has completed the acquisition of Process Group Aqualogy and M.A.I.L.S.
• Ready for the resource revolution – SITA Australia, Degrémont Australia, Process Group, and their subsidiaries joined together under one brand SUEZ to provide water and waste management solutions, and oil & gas systems across Australia and New Zealand.
• Sembcorp Industries, joint-venture partner in SUEZ’s Australian Recylcing & Recovery operations, divested its 40% share in the company to SUEZ.
2016: Acquisition of Perthwaste (WA)

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