September 2023 update

Council, as of this month, has successfully obtained all signed agreements from the landowners involved in the Stage One works. Unfortunately, the delay in obtaining these agreements has resulted in the project not meeting the expiry period on Hunter Water’s approval for the works.

Council has made the necessary application to Hunter Water to renew the approvals required to proceed with the works. An outcome on the renewal is expected next month.

As a result, the execution and commencement of payments under the landowner agreements will not commence until these Hunter Water approvals are renewed.

Based on current expected Hunter Water timeframes, the first payment under the agreement is anticipated to be pushed back until November 2023.

Once the Hunter Water approvals are renewed, Council will be in a position to progress towards construction and seek quotations to undertake all Stage One works (water, sewer and stormwater) via a tender process.

Summary of works completed since our last update:

  • Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for water and sewer designs was approved by Hunter Water
  • Design completed and approved for stormwater works
  • REF for stormwater works was completed and approved by Council
  • All agreements now received from all Stage One landowners
  • Application lodged to re-new expired Hunter Water Approvals

Please be aware that Andrejs Rubenis has returned as the primary contact for the project and can be contacted on 4921 0026 or email [email protected]

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