In November 2010, the NSW Premier announced the Tillegra Dam proposal would not proceed, following an unprecedented 14 month environmental and technical review by NSW Planning. Hunter Water has accepted the NSW Government's decision on the Tillegra Dam project, as we always said we would.
NSW Planning's final report supports Hunter Water's long held view that there is a need for additional water supply for the lower Hunter.
The Metropolitan Water Directorate within the Department of Finance and Services is leading development of the Lower Hunter Water Plan in close consultation with Hunter Water, other government agencies and the lower Hunter community.
In the meantime, we will continue to focus on water efficiency and recycling. Hunter residents still have one of the lowest water consumption rates in the country and we all need to remain diligent in the area of water usage as we head into summer.
Documents relating to Tillegra Dam can be found at NSW Planning and Infrastructure.