We love water

Water is crucial to many HCCDC projects and sites across Newcastle and the Central Coast. While we have always used water responsibly, we are going above and beyond new requirements by changing the way that we use this precious resource.

Our water features, such as those at Mount Penang Parklands and Market Street Lawn all use stored water that is recycled and treated. Some of our public spaces are also looking a little browner than usual, with only essential plant and lawn watering taking place, and we have also cut non-essential water use on hard surfaces, such as the platforms at The Station.

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Mt Penang pond

Planning for the future

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Museum Park platform

We are working with Hunter Water to identify water-saving opportunities across our projects and sites.

In addition, we are incorporating water efficiency into the design of our upcoming projects, such as rain sensors for responsible irrigation and tapping into natural waterways for water features. In line with our normal approach, we will continue to plant drought-tolerant native vegetation in our public spaces.

We are also investigating using sea water for non-environmentally sensitive tasks, such as essential soil wetting to reduce dust pollution on work sites.

We will continue to meet – and exceed wherever possible – requirements for reducing water usage.

Find out more

Visit Hunter Water or Central Coast Love Water for more information, and to find out how you can save water in your home or business.