Inclusion and diversity

At Hunter Water we fundamentally believe in and commit to inclusion and diversity.

We value individual's unique capabilities, backgrounds, experiences and characteristics.

We rely on these diverse perspectives to drive innovation and collaboration, to deliver the best outcome for our customers and communities. It is this diversity of perspectives that will enable Hunter Water to meet the challenges of the future.

We strive to create an inclusive environment where there is genuine equality of opportunity regardless of people's gender, age, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status.

Happy Harmony Week!

We are celebrating Australia's cultural diversity and promoting the importance of inclusiveness, respect, and belonging for everyone. To celebrate the start of Harmony Week, we had a chat to Corporate Project Officer, Maryana Stetsyuk, who is originally from the Ukraine, about her journey.

We understand that in order to be resilient, adaptive and innovative, we must seek out a range of perspectives from people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences.
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Inclusion and Diversity Strategy

Supporting and promoting inclusion and diversity are essential and fundamental in ensuring we perform as best we can. We continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse perspectives of our people. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we serve.

Inclusive Employer 2023-2024

We're excited to have been assessed an Inclusive Employer 2023-2024 by the Diversity Council of Australia. We exceeded the National Index Benchmark for inclusion in all of the measures: Inclusive Organisation, Inclusive Leadership, Inclusive Team, Awareness and Engagement. We have achieved this status due to the importance we place on Inclusion in our organisation (so important that we have made it one of our organisational values).

Our diversity initiatives


The aim of this program is to create, inspire and retain female leaders at Hunter Water. We need more diversity in our teams, with women being part of that equation.


We provide a variety of opportunities to assist students with a disability through scholarship programs and paid work experience.

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

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Our RAP outlines how we will contribute to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our organisation and in the communities in which we operate.


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