Our history timeline

The Hunter Water that exists today has had a long and rich history from its humble beginnings in the 1880s when water was first delivered to Newcastle from a temporary pumping station on the Hunter River at Oakhampton.

We are governed under the State Owned Corporations Act 1989 and in 1992 the Hunter District Water Board was corporatised under the Hunter Water Act 1991 and began trading as it is today - Hunter Water Corporation.

Timeline of events

Learn about the historical milestones that have shaped our service to the Lower Hunter for more than 130 years.

Our heritage assets

We have a rich heritage that spans across over 125 years of work in managing water throughout the Lower Hunter. Learn about the heritage assets that we've attained.