Cockle Creek precinct


HCCDC owns the land formerly occupied by the Cockle Creek lead and zinc smelter at Boolaroo in Lake Macquarie. We are committed to supporting economic growth in the region through our role in managing the divestment of land to enable the precinct to prosper with new opportunities for housing and employment.

New developments coming soon to Cockle Creek

 

In late-2021, we called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from prospective purchasers and developers for two light industrial lots in Cockle Creek, represented on the map as Lot 2001 and Lot 2002.

Contracts for the sale were exchanged in June 2022, with expected settlement by the end of the year. 

Details and more information regarding the new developments will be released on our website and LinkedIn page in the coming months.

We look forward to sharing this news soon as we work to unlock the final parcel at the Cockle Creek precinct.

 

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Green Capital Group


Green Capital Group is currently undertaking works at Cockle Creek to establish subdivided lots.

The works are enabling up to 500 new homes in the area after the group settled 55 ha for a multi-staged residential development, while also contributing approximately 400 FTE jobs during construction

Proceeds from this deal with Green Capital Group are funding the Government’s ongoing management of the environmental lands in the Cockle Creek precinct in perpetuity.

 

To find out more about Green Capital:

  • Contact Green Capital or call (02) 8413 0637

 

 

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Costco outlet in Cockle Creek

 

 

 

 

Costco Wholesale


The first regional Costco opened on the Boolaroo site in September 2021.

The development generated approximately 80 FTE jobs during construction and continues to provide over 200 local employment opportunities. Costco has been a significant economic boost for the region and a key part of the Cockle Creek transformation. 

 

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Managing environmental needs into the future

HCCDC is working in accordance with EPA requirements to manage the land at Cockle Creek


In August 2019, Parliament supported legislation to transfer lands into Government ownership.
 

This action ensures the ongoing environmental management of the site in perpetuity.

We are working with Government’s Waste Assets Management Corporation (WAMC), who are managing the environmental requirements of the land with regulatory oversight from the NSW Environment Protection Authority. 

The site includes a large containment cell, covering 20 hectares, which has been created to contain the contaminated materials in accordance with EPA requirements.

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Cockle Creek Precinct

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Cockle Creek Precinct

The containment cell and a water treatment plant require regular monitoring and maintenance. Other environmental protection areas, such as Munibung Hill, need general maintenance, including controlling vegetation.

Perpetual Care Fund has been established to go towards the cost of managing the land, including the monitoring, maintenance and repair of the containment cell and other environmental protection infrastructure for the long term.

Land sale proceeds will be deposited into the Containment Cell Perpetual Care Fund.

Local connections

 The new Cressy Road at Cockle Creek provides a vital link to Costco warehouse and has been named in memory of former Boolaroo resident and WW1 Private Henry Alfred 'Harry' Cressy.

Harry's relatives joined us to celebrate the start of works on Cressy Road, honouring the crucial role that so many from the region played in serving their country. 

The road has been named in tribute, celebrating the contribution of Harry who lived nearby on Creek Road.

Harry worked as a train driver at the Cockle Creek smelter before enlisting with his brother Edward in the Australian Imperial Force and tragically losing his life at the Battle of Fromelles.

Read more about Harry's story in this Hunter Lifestyle article.

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Cressy Road works