Leadership team

The HCCDC leadership team has vast experience in strengthening communities through the delivery of dynamic and complex urban development projects and programs. The team works in partnership with Government agencies and local stakeholders to deliver quality projects that transform the Hunter and Central Coast regions.


Valentina Misevska
Chief Executive

LLB, Dip. Legal Practice, B.Com

Valentina has been an integral part of the HCCDC team for 11 years and is passionate about superior design and urban outcomes.

As CE, Valentina helps lead a talented local team driving the delivery of new housing, employment opportunities, public spaces and positive environmental outcomes across a portfolio of HCCDC projects including the Honeysuckle renewal project.

With over 15 years’ experience in property, Valentina is committed to securing positive outcomes in complex property and commercial matters.

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Valentina Misevska

Steve Aebi

Stephen Aebi
Project Leader

BE(Hons), MBA

Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in the planning and delivery of land development projects.

As a Project Leader, he has led HCCDC’s urban transformation of Newcastle including the delivery of the NSW Government’s Revitalising Newcastle program and the Honeysuckle urban renewal program.

He has a passion for leading motivated teams on projects that increase opportunities for the community to live, work and play in quality environments.

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Sarah Collins
Acting Senior Communications Manager


Sarah is a communications and marketing specialist, and as the Acting Senior Communications Manager she oversees the delivery of corporate and strategic communications across all HCCDC projects and programs.

With diverse experience working across private and public sectors in a range of industries, Sarah leads a team that is highly skilled and experienced in delivering informative communications and engagement programs to keep the community up-to-date and involved.

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Nicola Robinson from the leadership team

Nicola Robinson
Director Property and Development


Within HCCDC, Nicola is responsible for the strategic delivery of large-scale projects in the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie areas, focusing specifically on the repurposing of challenging sites. 

With extensive experience as a Senior Strategic Planner, Nicola guides a highly capable and professional team of development managers leading the way and creating great places for people to live, work and play.

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