Who we are

Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation is responsible for the planning and delivery of economic and urban development in the Hunter and Central Coast regions. Our vision for these regions is to see unrivalled lifestyle in rich natural and built environments.

We’re working to create vibrant places with great spaces, provide more employment opportunities and more housing, while attracting innovative talent and enterprises.

We manage the NSW Government’s significant investment in the development of these areas, unlock complex challenges, and work in collaboration with government agencies, councils and key stakeholders to understand how we can best deliver outcomes that benefit and enhance the communities.

In Newcastle, we have led 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 revitalisation initiatives in Gosford, such as the transformation of Leagues Club Field, to help create a dynamic urban centre with places that people enjoy staying and playing in. It also includes the management of Mount Penang Parklands as a widely acclaimed destination for tourism, business and education.

HCCDC sits in the Place, Design and Public Spaces Group (Place-making NSW division), 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.

Our vision and objectives

 

Vision

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.

 

Objectives

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.