Growth Plan

Hunter Water publishes an annual Growth Plan that provides a central point of information on our planning processes, capital works program and growth projections.

The Growth Plan includes detailed maps showing the likely timeframe for the commencement of new land development in the Lower Hunter. The timing is depicted in the growth maps using a colour-coding system.

Hunter Water uses these growth maps to help prioritise its own capital works program.  The growth maps also assist us in determining the funding and delivery categories for infrastructure needed to connect new developments to our networks.

The Growth Plan is based on data on actual development activity from various sources, including the Hunter Regional Plan 2036, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, local councils, Hunter Water's customer connections database and Developer servicing strategies and connections applications.

We update and publish the Growth Plan annually using the best available information at the time. We may also amend published Growth Plans from time to time when we become aware of new or changed circumstances.

Growth Maps

The growth maps in our Growth Plan are listed below:

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

Further information can be sourced from the following:

Funding and Delivery of Growth Infrastructure Manual Investing in Growth Infrastructure for the Lower Hunter - Consultation Paper
Funding and Delivery of Growth Infrastructure Standard Delivery of Developer Works
Procurement Guidelines for Developer Delivered Infrastructure Growth Plan 
Our Funding Application Process Application for Developer Delivered Infrastructure Contribution Deed