Hunter Water publishes an annual Growth Plan that provides a central point of information on our planning processes, capital works program and growth projections.
The Growth Plan includes detailed maps showing the likely timeframe for the commencement of new land development in the Lower Hunter. The timing is depicted in the growth maps using a colour-coding system.
Hunter Water uses these growth maps to help prioritise its own capital works program. The growth maps also assist us in determining the funding and delivery categories for infrastructure needed to connect new developments to our networks.
The Growth Plan is based on data on actual development activity from various sources, including the Hunter Regional Plan 2036, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, local councils, Hunter Water's customer connections database and Developer servicing strategies and connections applications.
We update and publish the Growth Plan annually using the best available information at the time. We may also amend published Growth Plans from time to time when we become aware of new or changed circumstances.
The growth maps in our Growth Plan are listed below:
Further information can be sourced from the following: