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, Market Street Lawn and the upcoming temporary water park at The Station, 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 only before 10am or after 4pm. We have also cut non-essential water use on hard surfaces, such as the platforms at The Station.
Planning for the future
In preparation for level 2 water restrictions, 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.