Funding of Growth Infrastructure

Enabling good development in the Lower Hunter region is a strategic priority for Hunter Water. To help support this objective we will repay developers the cost for appropriately sized water and sewer infrastructure that meets our funding and procurement requirements.

The Funding and Delivery of Growth Infrastructure Standard 

This Funding and Delivery of Growth Infrastructure Standard outlines our approach to funding assets supporting urban growth in the Lower Hunter. 

The Growth Plan 

We publish the Growth Plan annually which includes detailed maps showing the likely timeframe for new development in the Lower Hunter. The growth maps assist us in determining the eligibility of a development site and associated funding category to be assessed under the Standard.

Growth Maps

Cessnock Dungog Medowie
Charlestown Kurri Kurri and Minmi Nelson Bay
Clarence Town and Karuah   Lochinvar Newcastle
Cooranbong Maitland Vacy

Commercial Agreement

Developer Delivered Infrastructure Contribution Deed forms the commercial agreement between Hunter Water and the developer to fund the agreed works.

Guideline for Funding and Procuring Assets 

This Guideline outlines our requirements for funding and procuring assets. Compliance with this guideline is a minimum requirement for the repayment of costs under the Standard.

Our Application Process 

Steps What you need to submit What happens next
 1 Funding Application and Procurement Plan If successful, a commercial offer letter will be sent and funding deed will be executed
 2 Design Tender Evaluation  If requesting funding for the design phase: View our list of Accredited Design Consultants A notice will be sent outlining the agreed outcome of the design tender evaluation process
 3 Construction Tender Evaluation View our list of Accredited Construction Contractors A Pre-construction Infrastructure Contribution Notice will be sent outlining agreed outcome of the construction tender evaluation process
 4 Project Completion                    A Final Infrastructure Contribution Sum notice will be sent confirming the final agreed value of the works.

Once a Final Infrastructure Contribution Sum notice has been received, invoices can be emailed to us alongside the associated Section 50 Certificate for the stage of works to make a claim for payment.