December 2022 Update

As of December 2022, Council has received letters of intent (or an agreement to purchase land) from all landowners except one.

Hunter Water’s approval for the Servicing Strategy expires in mid-2023. We will continue to work with the landowner to hopefully reach agreement and ensure that we can meet this expiry timeframe.

We acknowledge the desire of some landowners to progress the service extensions as soon as possible, and we are taking steps to ensure that by that mid-2023 expiry deadline:

  • landowner agreements are provided to owners, and reviewed and executed
  • final approval from Hunter Water is issued
  • Council will commence contractor engagement.

Since our last update:

  • Council has engaged a legal consultant to draft landowner agreements. These landowner agreements have been delayed due to ongoing discussions with landowners. Once agreements have been drafted, they will be forwarded to landowners/their legal representatives for their review.
  • We have worked with the water and sewer design consultant to prepare a submission for a Review of Environmental Factors and detailed design to Hunter Water for final approval. A response expected from Hunter Water in January 2023.

We hope to receive draft landowner agreements and written agreement with the last remaining landowner soon and will provide an update in the new year. If you have anything you'd like to discuss in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 4921 0235 or email [email protected].

Wishing you a happy and safe festive season.

Carlos Ferguson,

Land Development Officer

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