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Lower Hunter Water Plan

The Lower Hunter Water Plan (LHWP) is a whole of government approach to ensure our region has sufficient water supplies for a sustainable future. The first LHWP, released in 2014, focused on the drought security of the region.

The current plan sets out how we will all ensure there is enough water to supply homes, business and industry in the region, as well as how we will respond to drought

The plan also includes actions to supply, save and substitute water that are already in place or underway, as well as additional measures to respond to droughts when they occur.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) reports

The Department of Industry - Water is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the 2014 LHWP every year. Find copies of the LHWP's Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) report in the links below:

Review of the plan

We're working with the NSW Department of Industry and other regional stakeholders to undertake a review of the LHWP to include new information on changes in climatic conditions, community expectations, and new technologies.