Safety is first, foremost and above all else. This is the collective mentality of Safety Focused Performance (SFP) and of the individuals, which together, form our team.

SFP is a Joint Venture (JV) comprising Abergeldie Contractors (Abergeldie), Downer Group (Downer) and Stantec Australia (Stantec). We are collectively and uncompromisingly focused on safety. We aim to meet and exceed the Work Health and Safety (WHS) expectations of Melbourne Water, as well as objectives and targets. Our commitment is the fundamental reason we named our partnership ‘SFP’. The name serves as a public demonstration of this position and as a constant reminder of our desire to deliver in the safest manner possible. SFP is dedicated to working safely and creating safe outcomes for our employees, Melbourne Water, its customers and the community.

Together, SFP holds the full spectrum of expertise and resources necessary to safely self-perform all Design and Construction (D&C) of Water, Sewerage and Sewer Rehabilitation works under this program, providing Melbourne Water with a flexible, value-for-money solution for both brownfield D&C as well as ongoing rehabilitation works.

Abergeldie has 25 years’ industry experience and is a leading civil engineering contractor in Australia and New Zealand. Established in 1994 by Managing Director, Mick Boyle, Abergeldie’s experience extends to planning, design, delivery and maintenance of an extensive range of infrastructure services.

We design and deliver projects in the Water, Bridges, Transport, Underground, Energy and Remediation industry sectors. Projects include dams, bridges, tunnels, water and wastewater treatment process facilities, rail infrastructure, mining infrastructure, electrical substations, marine works and pipeline rehabilitation: the complex infrastructure needed to build better communities.


At Downer, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

Our Purpose is to create and sustain the modern environment by building trusted relationships with our customers.

Our Promise is to work closely with our customers to help them succeed, using world-leading insights and solutions.

Downer designs, builds and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities and we are the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With a history dating back over 150 years, Downer is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and New Zealand Stock Exchange as Downer EDI Limited (DOW).

Downer Group employs approximately 50,000 people across more than 300 sites, primarily in Australia and New Zealand.

We Design with Community in Mind

Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.