Draft Lower Hunter Water Security Plan

Picturesque view of Chichester Dam, NSW.

The Lower Hunter Water Security Plan is part of a suite of long-term strategies the NSW Government is developing to maintain the resilience of the state’s water resources over the coming decades.

NSW Water Strategy and how it relates to the plan.

The Lower Hunter Water Security Plan is a whole of government approach to ensure the region has resilient, secure and sustainable water supply, now and for future generations. This new long-term plan will better enable us to adapt to future uncertainties, such as population growth and climate variability.

The Lower Hunter Water Security Plan considers new sources of water and new ways to reduce the water we use, so we can effectively balance water supply and demand in the Lower Hunter region. It includes a range of supply and demand measures to ensure there is enough water to supply homes, businesses and industry in the region for the future and during drought.

The Lower Hunter Water Security Plan reflects community values and priorities while being both robust and adaptable in the long term. It is designed to adapt to the challenges of population and business growth, climate change and technological advancement over the next 40 years.

The draft Lower Hunter Water Security Plan covers:
  • what we know about supplying water to a growing community and the potential impacts of climate change
  • what we learned from the severe drought conditions that impacted both NSW and the Lower Hunter community over the last five years
  • the preferred program of actions and how they will be implemented.


Draft Lower Hunter Water Security Plan

Download the draft Lower Hunter Water Security Plan.

Download the draft Lower Hunter Water Security Plan

For more information please contact nsw.waterstrategy@dpie.nsw.gov.au.