New partnership to drive change

Article image - New partnership to  drive change Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Kay Fraser, Lake Macquarie City Council CEO Morven Cameron, together with Hunter Water Chairman Terry Lawler and Hunter Water Managing Director Jim Bentley.

Hunter Water and Lake Macquarie City Council, New South Wales, have entered into a Partnership Agreement to improve the delivery of services for people in Lake Macquarie.

The signing of the agreement marked the first step of a new integrated approach to doing business between the two organisations.

Hunter Water and Council will collaborate by sharing resources and information to ensure key infrastructure projects and services are delivered more efficiently.

Hunter Water Managing Director, Jim Bentley, said the partnership was a great opportunity to strengthen industry relationships and improve the experience for Hunter Water’s customers in Lake Macquarie.

“As an organisation we recognise we have more to gain by working together with other major service providers in
our community.

“We’re proud to partner with Council on this new way of doing business and we’re committed to showing how collaboration and learning together can drive success.

“By sharing our vision and working together, we expect this will lead to more streamlined services for the benefit of the community.

“Signing this partnership agreement is the start of an even closer working relationship with Council and all of our partners across the region.”

Lake Macquarie City Council Chief Executive Officer, Morven Cameron, said today highlights just how important it is for local government to collaborate with key industry partners for the benefit of the community and the region.

“Signing the agreement between Hunter Water and Council marks a turning point in ensuring that we not only have improved coordination when maintaining or upgrading infrastructure but also when delivering service improvements and efficiencies to the Lake
Macquarie community.

“Both organisations are committed to working with the community to solve complex problems, and it is exciting to be able to share ideas and learn together about how collaboration can improve the services we offer to our local communities.”