Who we are

Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) is a NSW Government agency, responsible for the planning and delivery of economic and urban development in the Hunter and Central Coast regions. We manage the NSW Government’s significant investment in the development of these areas.

HCCDC sits in the Housing and Property group, within the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

HCCDC is the coming together of the Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) and the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (CCRDC). There is a proud legacy with decades of work undertaken in both regions, which has had a significant impact on the communities in which we operate.

We work in collaboration with NSW Government agencies, councils and key stakeholders to understand how we can best deliver outcomes that benefit and enhance your local communities.

What we deliver

HCCDC plans and delivers the renewal and rehabilitation of complex urban transformation projects for the NSW Government to create more jobs, more housing, more open public spaces and better public transport.

In Newcastle, we are leading the Revitalising Newcastle program and the Honeysuckle Urban Renewal Project, as well as significant remediation and rehabilitation projects on former BHP Steelworks sites.

On the Central Coast, our work includes the significant transformation of Mount Penang Parklands into a widely acclaimed destination for tourism, events, business and education. Increasingly, it will also include the revitalisation of Gosford into a dynamic urban centre with more homes, jobs and places that people will enjoy working, staying and playing in.

Our vision and objectives



HCCDC aims to strengthen the Hunter and Central Coast regions by enhancing economic and community capacity. We unlock complex challenges and work with stakeholders to grow diverse jobs and create more homes and attractive lifestyle opportunities.



HCCDC objectives are to:

  • deliver strategic outcomes to grow economic capacity and enhance communities
  • drive industry diversification to grow more jobs to attract and retain talent to the regions
  • create engaging, sustainable and attractive public spaces, connected to better transport options
  • unlock opportunities and realise the full potential of government land and assets
  • respect existing character, culture and heritage
  • work in collaboration and partnership with community and stakeholders.