About us

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies

Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) is responsible for the planning and delivery of economic and urban development in the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW.

We are part of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment's Homes, Property and Development group; and were formed when the Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) merged with the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (CCRDC). 

We have a proud legacy and decades of work undertaken in both regions - making significant community, economic and environmental impacts on the areas in which we operate.

HCCDC's 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.

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 Park, 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.