Downer and the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) are proud to set a new benchmark with Australia’s first Accredited ISO 55001 Certification for Asset Management. The ISO 55001 Asset Management Certification is for the Yarra Park Recycled Water Treatment Facility (RWTF), an MCC-owned facility that was designed and built by Downer and has been operated by Downer since 2012.

This places Downer amongst the first in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the first 10 organisations globally to have passed through the rigours of the formal assessment process to achieve an Accredited ISO 55001 Certification against the highest standard currently available.

Downer’s ISO 55001 Certification has been awarded by BSI Group, a Conformity Assessment Body that has been accredited to conduct conformance assessments for ISO55001 by an official accreditation agency belonging to the International Accreditation Forum (such as JAS-ANZ and UKAS).

“Being awarded the first Australian ISO 55001 Accredited Certification is further endorsement of our credibility and leadership in effectively and efficiently managing assets on behalf of our customers,” said Trevor Cohen, Executive Director, Downer Utilities.

“As with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, an Accredited ISO 55001 Certification independently validates our application of asset management practice, quality management, technical skill and continuous improvements to maximise the value of the Yarra Park Recycled Water Treatment Facility.

“Together with collaborative partners like the MCC, we are able to continue building on our leadership in asset management by bringing our aspirations into the practicalities of implementation. This encourages us to work harder to drive the performance and consistency of assets to return as much value as possible for our customers,” added Mr Cohen.

“We are proud to partner with Downer in being certified by an internationally recognised independent third party for best practice asset management for our recycled water treatment facility,” said Stephen Gough, the Melbourne Cricket Club’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Our collaboration with Downer demonstrates that the way we operate our RWTF improves business processes and efficiency, maximising the value of our asset,” added Mr Gough.

Marc Barnes, Managing Director at BSI Group Australia and New Zealand said: “Downer and the Melbourne Cricket Club should be proud of their achievement in being the first in Australia to achieve Accredited Certification to ISO 55001. They can now demonstrate they have a well-structured and robust approach to asset management and give assurance to their customers that they are committed to driving continual improvement.”

The Yarra Park facility is Victoria’s largest underground RWTF, capable of producing 180 ML of Class A recycled water annually. The project was designed to meet the requirements of the MCC and the various regulators, with the water used to provide secure, long- term sustainable supply to the heritage listed Yarra Park, Punt Road Oval and toilet-flushing at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

For further information please contact:

Noel Lean, Downer Infrastructure Services                                              +61 447 228 967

Shane Brown, Melbourne Cricket Club                                                    + 61 418 353 431

Liam Teh, BSI Australia & New Zealand                                                   +61 419 671 759