2019 Development Forum

In April 2019, we hosted our inaugural Development Forum. It was great to get together to highlight progress on how we are making Hunter Water easier to do business with, our significant service improvements like halving development assessment processing times, share ideas, network and learn from each other.

Participants expressed their willingness to be part of our water future via the interactive audience poll. Many are interested in more online services and self-assessment tools.

Hunter Water’s willingness to collaborate and do our part in realising the aspirations of the region was resoundingly supported.

Feedback from developers will help shape how Hunter Water engages with the development community, what communications channels to use and what service development priorities to focus on.

Investing in such communication with the development sector not only helps us improve our services, but also provides an opportunity to encourage the development of more sustainable, water-efficient homes.

Throughout the year, we host a series of round-table discussions with our industry partners to seek their input and feedback on our services, policies and programs. These are informal discussions and ensure our teams have a good oversight of the key concerns, priorities and drivers of the development sector.

Community projects and forums

We engage with a wide range of customer, community and stakeholder groups to build understanding around water conservation, discuss opportunities and challenges for our region and provide opportunities for diverse decision-making.