Community Facilities (Public & Private)

  • The Brewery Central Park Chippendale

    The re-purposed CUB Brewery in Chippendale is part of a $2 billion Central Park development. This new residential / retail / hotel / public space and parkland precinct is an exciting and award winning project.

    Working with Smart Plumbing and Tzannes Architects, MGP are completing the hydraulic and fire hose reel design services for the new commercial and retail additions to the Irving Street Brewery. 

    Project due for completion: December 2022


    Owner: I P Generation

    Plumber: Smart Plumbing

    Architect: Tzannes

    The Brewery Central Park Chippendale
  • Water Lane Reserve & Brindle Parkway Reserve  Box Hill

    The Hills Shire Council plans to deliver five (5) additional sports complexes in Box Hill, servicing most major sports, in line with their official recreational strategy to support the growing community and the demand for sporting services.

    MGP are proud to be working with Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects and The Hills Shire Council on the redevelopment of Water Lane Reserve and Brindle Parkway Reserve.

    Our involvement includes the hydraulic design services along with Sydney Water certification.

    The Water Lane Reserve will provide facilities for AFL as the nominated winter sport and athletics as the nominated summer sport, as well as catering for informal uses of the parkland for the benefit of the general community. The site will also include spectator seating, amenities buildings, car parking, and landscaping.

    Brindle Parkway Reserve will offer two full-sized playing fields with a cricket wickets, along with amenities buildings, sports field lighting, playgrounds, internal recreation pathway networks and car parking.

    Projects due for completion in 2022.


    Client: The Hills Shire Council 

    Architect: Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects

    Water Lane Reserve & Brindle Parkway Reserve  Box Hill
  • Marine Rescue Building Bayview & Little Manly Point Amenities

    Northern Beaches Council will be replacing the existing Marine Rescue Building at Rowland Reserve, Bayview, with a new single story building in the same location.

    The current building was built over two decades ago using re-purposed demountable structures. 

    The new building will provide all the requirements for Emergency Operations and accessibility.

    MGP have been working closely with the team at Northern Beaches Council to ensure compliancy with the hydraulic design, a sustainable footprint, with solar heating and rainwater reuse, and effective services for the new building.

    Little Manly Point provides not only a lovely park for locals but for visitors to the area. Located on the harbour it is a popular fishing spot, along with a kids playground, BBQs and grassy areas for all age groups to enjoy. 

    Northern Beaches Council identified the need for an amenities block, as the only facilities were located at Little Manly beach.

    The new amenities will bring a much needed service to the park.

    MGP have been working with Northern Beaches Council on the design of the hydraulic services for the block. Lack of existing services to the site means a pump station will be required. 


    Client: Northern Beaches Council

    Architect/Designer: Northern Beaches Council

    Marine Rescue Building Bayview & Little Manly Point Amenities
  • Sutherland Entertainment Centre

    MGP are proud to be completing the hydraulic design services for the $34 million redevelopment of Sutherland Entertainment Centre in Sydney’s south.

    The project involves a major refurbishment of the existing centre along with landscaping to the neighbouring Peace Park. Works will include a refurbished main theatre with reconfigured seating for 700, improved wings, stage, back of house and a new staging system which will allow for major theatrical productions.

    A new flexible teaching and rehearsal space, a redesigned foyer, front of house, entry forecourt and flexible outdoor event space, and a café will also be included.

    The Sutherland Entertainment Centre project is expected to be completed in September 2022.


    Client: Sutherland Shire Council

    Builder: ADCO

    Plumber: Hanna Brothers

    Architect: NBRS Architecture / Chrofi

    Sutherland Entertainment Centre
  • The Pumphouse Darling Harbour

    The Pumphouse Darling Harbour was built in 1891 as a pumping station for the Sydney & Suburban Hydraulic Power Company, as part of Sydney’s power infrastructure, back before electricity provided most of our power needs. When the city switched to modern electric power, the Pumphouse transformed into one of Sydney’s first microbreweries. Today it is a busy bar and restaurant set within the heritage listed building.

    MGP were recently engaged by Dynamic Projects to review the stormwater run-off for the roof and advise on gutter and downpipe sizing, as part of the current renovations to this heritage listed building.

    Work is due to be completed by the end of 2021/early 2022.


    Client/owner: Tank Stream Brewing Company

    Project Managers & Builder: Dynamic Projects

    The Pumphouse Darling Harbour
  • Wynyard Place

    Wynyard Place will be one of Australia’s premier commercial and retail precincts due to its architectural design, location in the heart of the Sydney CBD and its integration with one of the city’s busiest commuter nodes, Wynyard.

    The development will transform the Wynyard area, as well as being a hub for office workers, commuters, shoppers and the community at large.

    The centrepiece is a 27-level PCA Premium Grade commercial tower (10 Carrington) offering world-class facilities, amenities and finishes to set a new standard in workplace design.

    The development will also include the restoration of Shell House and 285 George Street, both these two heritage buildings will be returned to their original use as prestigious office buildings. Wynyard Lane will be revitalised, and a major upgrade completed to Wynyard Station’s George Street entrance connecting to a grand transit hall and public concourse.

    At this stage of the project mgp has completed the Sydney Water authority major works stormwater design. 

    Developer:  Brookfield Property Partners

    Builder:  Multiplex

    Plumber:  Axis Plumbing

    Architect:  Architectus / Make Architects (UK)

    Wynyard Place
  • Haberfield Library

    Inner West Council recently engaged mgp to complete the hydraulic and fire services design for the exciting upgrade of Haberfield Centre and Library and Mervyn Fletcher Hall.

    The upgrade involves installation of a lift, internal ramps within the library and accessible toilets, the interiors and layout will be improved, including connectivity and flow between the library and community rooms, improved entry and new hall-wing. There will be a new music performance and rehearsal space, kitchen facilities on level one, upgraded landscaping and new services including air-conditioning. Mervin Fletcher Hall will see an upgrade and/or replacement of the roof, windows, doors, floors, internal and external painting, toilet upgrade and ramp at the Ella Centre entrance.

    Project is due for completion in late 2020.

    Client: Inner West Council
    Architect: Lahznimmo
    Building consultants: SW Partners
    Haberfield Library
  • Pitt Street metro station

    The development of Sydney’s CBD continues to provide the MGP Sydney Water team with interesting site specific challenges. These include dealing with heritage and oversized critical assets that require protection, whilst enabling new developments to be constructed and the CBD to grow.

    MGP are currently designing the Sydney Water infrastructure for the development of Pitt Street metro station.

    The project involves a detailed major works design, building plan approval over/near heritage assets, tunnelling, deep basement excavations and anchoring.

    Site challenges/solutions: Heritage assets surrounding the development site will need to be protected from the construction works such as tunnelling, deep basement excavations and anchoring, our building plan approval assessment will ensure all the supportive design documentation and correct construction approach is taken to ensure these risks are mitigated.

    Additionally, the new Pitt Street Station will require construction work at each underground station entry, with the construction implemented in two (2) stages. MGP will manage five (5) Development Applications with Sydney Water to attain the required certificates, approvals and protect the assets at each stage accordingly.

    This in depth approval and connection schedule has been implemented to ensure a successfully deliver of the project.

    Pitt Street metro station
  • Rockdale Park Water Gardens

    Goodwin MGP, our water feature design team, have designed a new series of beautiful water gardens for Bayside Council’s. Rockdale Park's new water gardens have recently opened to the public.

    Bayside Council commissioned Goodwin MGP to redesign an old 1970s concrete stream that had been inoperable since 2003 into a stunning new array of pools, streams, weirs and water plants.

    Three new shallow pools and two stream sections form the new arrangement with a recirculating streamflow and filtration system.

    Rain water runoff from the upper lawn areas of the park is able to flow into the pools and run off to surface via the lower pool spillway. 

    The inclusion of reed and waterlily plants makes the system a living water feature. The reeds act as filters to incoming surface water.

    The Park is known for its wedding use, and the new water gardens have been designed to accommodate these events, providing photogenic opportunities and idyllic areas for group photos.

    For all other times it provides beautiful reflective pools and a peaceful bubbling stream sound for general recreation.

    All architecture, hydraulics and electrical design was completed by Goodwin MGP under Phil Goodwin’s direction. Structural engineering was completed by M & G Structural Engineers.

    Client: Bayside Council

    Rockdale Park Water Gardens
  • Parramatta Park - Inclusive Playground

    MGP are proud to be part of the design team that worked on the new all-inclusive kids playground, at Ollie Webb Reserve in Parramatta.

    The $1.8 million regional-size playground, which received $300,000 of funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, provides a place for children of all ages and all abilities to enjoy year round. 

    As part of the Government’s 'Everyone Can Play' program, the new playground design follows universal design principles that allow for the real integration of abled and disabled children in play areas. 

    The playground features a large variety of activities and equipment; sand and water play areas, sensory equipment, explorer dome (a maze of nets, ropes, ladders and tunnels), along with the inclusion of wide embankment slides, accessible carousel and sand pit, water play elements and a supportive swing. 

    The landscape architecture team at Phillips Marler designed this unique space in Paperbark Park, and engaged MGP to completed the hydraulic services for the playground.
    The site proposed a number of challenges; its location in the centre of a park meant there were no existing water or drainage facilities. MGP provided a design solution to facilitate the supply and removal of water to meet Council standards.

    Please clink on the links below to see the water play in action:

    Parramatta Park - Inclusive Playground
  • Bobbin Head Inn Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

    Bobbin Inn is an historic Art Deco building, constructed as a restaurant and dance hall in the 1930s in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.  MGP were recently engaged to find a solution to drainage and damp issues, caused not only by the age of the building but it’s location at the base of a cliff and next to Cowan Creek. Issues with the building included poor drainage, septic tank overflow and severe damp. After a review of the site, MGP recommended spoon drainage, a concrete drain formed in line with the ground surface, along with a redesign of the in ground sewer drainage and grease waste drainage. The redesign will also include necessary structural support for this pipeline work due to the existing poor ground conditions. Our design will be completed by February 2021.

    Bobbin Head Inn Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Collaroy Beach Amenities Block

    As part of the Collaroy Beach Masterplan, Council has built a new public amenities building alongside Collaroy ocean pool, replacing the existing steps and constructing a ramp and footpath leading from Beach Road to the existing promenade.

    The new amenities building, accessible from the promenade, has been constructed within the existing rock face with the promenade frontage lined with aluminium screening and consists of two fully accessible toilets. The new accessible ramp has been cut into the cliff face and leads from Beach Road to a viewing platform on the roof of the new amenities structure.

    mgp were engaged for the hydraulic design (sanitary drainage) for the amenities block, along with the Sydney Water Building Plan Approval.

    Completed: 2018

    Client: Northern Beaches Council

    Collaroy Beach Amenities Block
  • Jindabyne - National Parks & Wildlife

    The team at mgp have been working on an interesting project with National Parks and Wildlife in Jindabyne. mgp were briefed on the refurbishment of the cottages at Waste Point, which involves investigating the exisiting connection to sewer and water, and the hydraulic design for the cottages.
    Work is due to start later in the year.
    Client: National Parks and Wildlife
    Jindabyne - National Parks & Wildlife
  • Tharwa ACT

    Since the catastrophic bushfires of January 2003, the ACT Government and community have been proactive in implementing plans to provide increased protection against bushfires for the people, property and the environment of the ACT.  For the past 15 years, under the Emergencies Act 2004, the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) has delivered Strategic Bushfire Management Plans (SBMPs). It introduced practices in urban planning, incident management, community education and fuel reduction through land management. Significant improvements in bushfire prevention, bushfire fighting capacity and capability, and increased community engagement and education has been seen.

    As part of the evolving SBMPs a bushfire mapping program identified the township of Tharwa, which lies approximately 30km south of Canberra, as an area of high risk.

    Based on previous experience MGP were approached by SMEC (Snowy Mountains Engineering Company) to complete a peer review of the proposed design and provide performance specification.

    The proposed development includes a bore water supply from the local Murrumbidgee River to two above-ground concrete water tanks. A diesel and electric pump will provide flow and pressure to serve a new fire hydrant system for the town, with hydrants located every 60 metre along the North Street. In the event of a power cut, common during bushfires, the diesel  pump ensures the system will continue to work.

    Concerns over the size of the proposed onsite diesel storage were addressed. MGP recommended using smaller tanks to power a diesel hydrant pump, rather than the proposed electrical generator. MGP also provided advice on pipework material, size, SDR rating, tank location and ventilation, ensuring that the new bushfire prevention system is effective given its integral part of protecting the town of Tharwa.

    Client: ACT Government

    Engineer: SMEC

    Tharwa ACT
  • Wynyard Walk

    The Wynyard Walk development provides full accessible pedestrian access between Wynyard Station and the new development at Barrangaroo. It is expected to accommodate up to 23,000 office workers and up to 33,000 visitors per day. 

    The project included a new western entrance to Wynyard Station, a new 3.5 meter by 9-meter wide underground pedestrian link, a new paved pedestrian plaza and pedestrian bridge with lifts and escalators connecting to the Barrangaroo development.

    mgp were awarded the design and deviation of water mains, sewer mains and storm water mains.

    Project completed in 2015.

    Wynyard Walk

    mgp were part of the team working on the upgrade of four sites in Bankstown, Blacktown, Liverpool and Penrith as part of the Sydney Ambulance Metropolitan Infrastructure Strategy.

    The new station sites were identified through the NSW Ambulance Sydney Metropolitan Infrastructure Strategy. The strategy aims to improve ambulance response times by reorganising and enhancing infrastructure to better serve NSW paramedics. The new stations will serve the ‘hub and stand-by’ model of emergency response, where stations will act as hubs that accommodate vehicles and training services, and where paramedics will start and finish their shifts.

    mgp coordinated the project, including building plan approval, major and minor works (sewer design, deviation and extensions), to ensure all sites provide NSW Ambulance with excellent onsite services. 

  • Sydney Opera House – Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety (VAPS)

    The iconic Sydney Opera House undertook the Vehicle Access and Pedestrian (VAPS) project to remove heavy vehicles from the Forecourt, providing tourists and visitors with exclusive usage to the Forecourt.

    The project included excavation and construction of the new underground loading dock, new electrical substation and upgrade to the Forecourt roadway. This is the largest project undertaken at the Sydney Opera House since opening in 1973.

    mgp provided our services to upgrade the toilet amenities, diversion of existing services, design of new sewer and water pump out system.

    The project was completed at the end of 2014.

    Sydney Opera House – Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety (VAPS)
  • Hyde Park Reflection Pool

    Hyde Park is Australia’s oldest park. It is also one of the most well-known. With just over 16 hectares of wide open space in the heart of central Sydney. 

    Architect Bruce Dellit’s Anzac Memorial Building and Reflecting Pool, was built as a memorial to the fallen of the Great War in the late 1920s. 

    mgp were asked to come up with a hydraulic solution for the overhaul and upgrade of the pool and it’s poor water quality and filtration. We designed a system to improve the water quality and treatment. The system will be changed from manual to automated and filtration will be increased to improve the water quality. In addition, the design ensured an increase in the capture of rainwater for reuse, thus reducing the impact of water supply and cost to the City of Sydney.

    Project completed in 2017. 

    Hyde Park Reflection Pool
  • Centra Park Broadway

    Centra Park is multi building precinct development, on approximately six hectares of land in the heart of the city.

    The Centra Park development is a redevelopment of the old Carlton United Brewery site, including new parklands and community facilities with upgrades to the urban infrastructure. With over 235,000sqm of residential, commercial and retail space, the site provides 1900 residential apartments.

    mgp provided sewer and water infrastructure design services for the development, and design of the sewer mining for black water re-use in all buildings.

    Centra Park Broadway
  • HMAS Albatross Nowra

    Phase 2 of LEAP saw the redevelopment of Naval Air Station Nowra, including 170 accommodation units and site amenities.

    mgp’s role in this development was to complete a sewer deviation, to allow construction of the new buildings and hydraulic services to all new and existing buildings.

    Completed 2013.

    HMAS Albatross Nowra
  • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

    The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (BMCC) showcases the unique artistic life, environment and culture of the Blue Mountains region of NSW, and provides a community and cultural meeting place for the city of Katoomba. The Cultural Centre features a world heritage interpretive centre, regional city art gallery, new public library, a theatrette, multi-purpose workshops, public art courtyards, gallery shop and cafe.

    Unusually, the Cultural Centre is located above a retail centre with two levels offering 359 undercover parking spaces and a retail development incorporating a Coles supermarket and 17 specialty retail shops. The development employs environmentally sustainable design principles and state of the art technology.

    The development was a public-private partnership between the State government, local government and the Coles Development Group.

    mgp completed the hydraulic design for the centre.

    Completed 2012.

    Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
  • GWS Giants Homebush Headquarters

    The GWS Giants undertook a development to relocate their headquarters from Blacktown to Homebush.

    The project involved a new sports training and administration headquarters located in Homebush. The new development included a new training oval , training amenities and administration offices.

    mgp completed the hydraulic and fire services design for this development.

    Completed in 2012.

    GWS Giants Homebush Headquarters
  • Youth Off The Streets

    The Youth Off The Streets charity lead by Father Chris O’Reilly undertook a new community development located in Campbelltown.

    A multi-purpose youth centre was developed including a basketball court, community hall, recording and rehearsal rooms.

    mgp provided Sydney Water authority infrastructure advice for the development, to allow existing services to be retained without modification or adjustment, and therefore not incurring additional and unnecessary costs to the charity.

    Project completed in 2012.

    Youth Off The Streets
  • Heffron Park Maroubra Amenities Upgrade

    Heffron Park is a significant regional park located in the Eastern Suburbs, providing a range of sporting facilities including the Des Renford Aquatic Centre.

    Randwick City Council undertook an upgrade to the facilities in Heffron Park to cater to the community’s sports and recreational needs.

    mgp’s role in this upgrade was to provide upgrades to various existing amenities including a canteen, change rooms, showers and toilet. The upgrade of the facility was for the supply of water, drainage and rainwater re-use for toilet flushing.

    Completed 2017.

    Heffron Park Maroubra Amenities Upgrade

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