Partnering with our community and industry

Being sustainable means making a positive contribution to the community by applying our skills and resources beyond our core business operations to become more resilient and improve our services and operations.

We’re working with organisations to achieve positive outcomes for our customers and enable the sustainable growth and development of the Lower Hunter.

By sharing ideas and resources and learning together, we are able to improve our services and make a positive contribution to our community and our region.

Strengthening community partnerships

Our maintenance contract with Hunter Commercial Services (HCS) provides employment opportunities for people living with a disability in the region.

Other partnerships and collaborations include:

  1. A research partnership with the University of Newcastle to share knowledge, resources and expertise across fields such as engineering, social science and the environment
  2. A partnership agreement with Lake Macquarie City Council to share resources and information and increase integration across our organisations
  3. Sustainable procurement to cultivate productive partnerships with suppliers that generate positive environmental, social and economic outcomes for the community
  4. Partnering with the Plastic Police to roll out soft plastic recycling across the organisation to divert soft plastics from landfill
  5. Partnering with local schools through the Learning to Change Our World program, which empowers students to take action to improve water resilience in and beyond the Hunter community
  6. Hunter Water scholarships at the University of Newcastle to provide financial support and paid on-the-job training for Indigenous students.

Helping hand for Port Stephens Koalas

The alarming decline of koalas in our catchment area is a real concern, and by partnering with Port Stephens Koalas, we hope to find better ways to conserve their environment before they become extinct.