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Hunter Water Regulation remake

The Regulation under which Hunter Water supplies water, sewerage and drainage and wastewater disposal services to the region is due for renewal.

View of Chichester Dam from drone.

Feedback on a remake of the Hunter Water Regulation 2015 has now closed.


The Hunter Water Regulation 2015 is a statutory instrument under the Hunter Water Act 1991 and is used to regulate activities in the catchment areas and water storages, compliance with plumbing and drainage standards, protection of Hunter Water works or property or assets, and implementation of water restrictions. The regulation supports effective, efficient and prudent operations of Hunter Water in delivering its services to the community.

The department sought the community’s views on the remake of the Hunter Water Regulation 2015 which expires on 1 September 2024 unless it is remade. The Hunter Water Regulation 2024 has been drafted to replace the 2015 regulation.

Information sessions


Watch the information session held on 4 July 2024.


If you require assistance reading these documents, please contact 1300 081 047 or water.enquiries@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

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