Maryborough Sugar Factory, Qld

Project Outline

We successfully tendered for the Maryborough Sugar Factory project in 2012 and the project was completed in 2017. Our main objective was to install a fire hydrant system that complied to the current insurance and safety standards. We needed to ensure the client’s insurance company would feel confident the company’s asset was fully protected.


The Maryborough Sugar Factory site was built in the early 1900s and our challenge was to assess and upgrade the band aid solutions that existed. The company was in the stage of building a new lab and the existing fire hydrant system did not give this new building coverage.

The Scope

The scope of work was reviewed to audit the building and flag the items of non-compliance, we did this by meeting with Queensland Fire and Rescue and a building certifier. With the age of the building and type of structure, we came up with a fire service that protected the entire building.


The construction of this fire system was completed in four stages by a local plumbing contractor.
Since then, we have completed a second audit on another asset / mill owned by the client and we will assist to ensure their secondary site is also compliant.

"MSF Sugar have a long relationship with Chris & Water Wise Design. Chris has spent considerable time at our sugar mill sites in an effort to understand our "unique problems" and provide "tailored solutions". Chris’s knowledge & expertise allowed MSF to retrospectively bring our old fire systems up to meet current legislation and Australian Standards. We highly recommend Chris & his team!"
Terry, MSF Sugar

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We would like to help in the planning of the building services for your project; whether it is an effluent disposal area required on a rural house project, a truck wash bay on a mine site, or a food tenancy in a new cafe. We can provide you with the advice and have the product knowledge to help you meet the treatment for these services.

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