Breadcrumb Home Map Our regions close list LIST place MAP add Filter × Filter Projects Project Typeadd family_restroom Public Domain cottage Residential apartment Commercial maps_home_work Mixed Use commute Infrastructure miscellaneous_services Industrial map Precinct Planning Project Owneradd HCCDC Private Sector Local Council Other Government Not-for-profit Other Project Statusadd Planning Construction Complete / Open Settled Apply HCCDC Leagues Club Park An award-winning ‘wild play’ parkland featuring indigenous design and an innovative tidal terrace. Gosford's Leagues Club Park has been transformed into a stunning nature-inspired regional play space in the heart of the CBD. HCCDC's $10 million transformation of the parkland has delivered a world class public space including 'wild play' areas, interactive Aboriginal design elements, accessible pathways, quality green space, and a unique tidal terrace. The transformation has been honoured with top accolades at the 2021 National Trust Heritage Awards for Aboriginal Heritage, as well as the prestigious Judges’ Choice Award. Find out more HCCDC Honeysuckle Quays The last remaining waterfront land in Honeysuckle, to be transformed into a magnetic destination. HCCDC is seeking an experienced development partner to deliver our vision of transforming the final parcels of land located at the western edge of Honeysuckle, into an enviable and vibrant destination where the new CBD meets the waterfront. Honeysuckle HQ (comprised of Honeysuckle Quays and Honeysuckle Quarter) aims to become an iconic destination with quality connections that focuses on community, new economy and excellence, while enhancing the natural environment and local heritage. Community consultation Community input through the Honeysuckle Ideas engagement program guides the approach to finding an experienced and highly motivated development partner to create Honeysuckle’s pinnacle offering. Next steps We launched a Registration of Interest (ROI) process in 2021 to gather market feedback. The ROI is now closed and we will begin the next phase, a Call for Proposals, in 2022. Find out more HCCDC Honeysuckle Quarter An unrivalled opportunity to create the heart of social, cultural and economic activity in Honeysuckle. Honeysuckle HQ (comprised of Honeysuckle Quays and Honeysuckle Quarter) is the strategically positioned gateway site situated at the intersection of Hannell Street and Honeysuckle Drive in Newcastle’s emerging CBD. HCCDC is presenting an unprecedented placemaking opportunity for an experienced development partner to deliver of a landmark project, transforming the final parcels of Honeysuckle land into an enviable and vibrant destination where the new CBD meets the waterfront. Honeysuckle HQ aims to become a magnetic destination with quality connections that focuses on community, new economy and excellence, while enhancing the natural environment and local heritage. Community consultation Community input through the Honeysuckle Ideas engagement program guides the approach to finding an experienced and highly motivated development partner to create Honeysuckle’s pinnacle offering. Next steps We launched a Registration of Interest (ROI) process in 2021 to gather market feedback. The ROI is now closed and we will begin the next phase, a Call for Proposals, in 2022. Find out more HCCDC Mount Penang Gardens Over eight hectares of landscaped gardens, waterways, picnic areas and outdoor event spaces. Mount Penang Gardens is a stunning location for outdoor recreation, picnics, and a stroll in the fresh air. A popular destination for garden enthusiasts, family outings, social groups, guided tours parties and business functions. Admission to the Gardens is free, with fees and advance bookings required for garden tours and events. Visit the Gardens webpage HCCDC The Station Piazza Superior public domain including a new piazza, picnic lawn and landscaped connections. The space between Market Street Lawn and the former Newcastle Station bus depot has been transformed into a vibrant community space with sculpted garden beds, play elements, shady trees, seating, new paving, picnic spaces and pedestrian connections with the CBD and waterfront. The result is an attractive and inviting continuous link between two of Newcastle’s premier public spaces. The new piazza replacing the former bus depot, creates a versatile community space that connects the historic Station with Newcastle's iconic harbour, and interpretive art features tell the stories of the site’s Aboriginal and European history. A key feature of the new piazza is an Aboriginal interpretive artwork that also serves as a unique meeting place. We worked with the local Aboriginal land council to create designs that reflect Newcastle's First People and their relationship with the land and the harbour. Seating is arranged in a boomerang configuration, while stenciled designs represent tide lines and the importance of Newcastle harbour as a food source. Fish, crustaceans and land animals are represented, and an illuminated 'fire pit' glows red after dark. The site also features purpose-built design elements that celebrate the sites former life as the city railway station. The features include a unique bandstand performance stage where the former gasholder that once powered the station sat, and interpretive misting tracks that light up at night and provide a fun and interactive space for cooling off on hot days. A fun new addition to the piazza is an imaginative children's play space featuring a huge snake and frog, sensory flowers, balancing obstacles, scooter track, hopscotch and handball courts. More about The Station HCCDC Promenade works Promenade along Honeysuckle waterfront and naturalisation of the Cottage Creek waterway. Construction of the next phase of the promenade along Honeysuckle water’s edge includes tree-lined, 10m-wide granite pathways, seating, and will join the recently opened section of promenade at Honeysuckle Park. The works will also see the planting and naturalisation of the Cottage Creek waterway on the northern side of Honeysuckle Drive, and a pedestrian bridge enabling walking and cycling along the waters edge. We are collaborating with Hunter Water to enhance amenity and naturalise Cottage Creek on the southern side of Honeysuckle Drive. The promenade will ultimately form part of an 11km harbourside path stretching from Wickham in the city's west to Bathers Way in the east. Status: Work is underway Estimated completion: mid-2022 Developer: HCCDC Contact:[email protected] (02) 4904 2750 Find out more HCCDC Honeysuckle Park Waterfront public domain with greenspace, shaded BBQ and maritime-themed playground. The construction of Honeysuckle Park marks a significant step in the delivery of new public domain and the continued revitalisation of the Honeysuckle waterfront. The park includes sandstone seating at the harbour's edge, sheltered picnic seating, covered barbecue facilities and a maritime themed play area. Native trees, including banksia, tuckeroos and pines line new pedestrian links, making it easier to move from the waterfront to the Honeysuckle Light Rail stop. Construction of this park is an important step in completing the public connection along the foreshore from Wickham Marina through Honeysuckle to Nobbys Beach and Bathers Way. Developer: HCCDCStatus: Construction complete Find out more HCCDC | LMCC | Costco | Green Capital Cockle Creek precinct Revitalisation to enable new opportunities for growth, jobs, housing and economic benefit. The Lake Macquarie land formerly occupied by the Pasminco lead and zinc smelter at Boolaroo is being transformed with new commercial and residential opportunities. HCCDC's role is to manage the divestment of the land and its future use as a commercial, light industrial and housing centre in the region. Planning is underway for the Green Capital Group's residential development that will enable the creation of more than 500 new homes; and the precinct saw the first Regional NSW Costco Wholesale store open in 2021, expected to inject $60 million into the local economy and create 225 ongoing jobs. Lake Macquarie City Council (LMCC) delivered an extension of Munibung Road in July 2020 connecting Boolaroo to Cardiff to facilitate these developments. Find out more HCCDC Mount Penang Parklands Supporting retail, commerce, education, entertainment, recreation, heritage and residential. HCCDC manages the Mount Penang Business Hub, providing a unique working environment in the Parklands with huge open spaces, beautiful surroundings, free parking and good public transport options. Located half way between Sydney and Newcastle with easy access to the M1, the 27 hectare heritage business park includes the adaptive reuse of 52 buildings as an employment base for over 450 people. Find out more HCCDC Mount Penang planning Master-planning and infrastructure enhancements to support future economic growth. HCCDC owns and manages the Mount Penang Parklands precinct - a Central Coast destination for tourism, events, business and education. The Parklands include open gardens and event spaces, a heritage business park, potential development lands and bushland. A master-planning process is underway to create clear guidelines and ensure the site’s unique characteristics and heritage is repected. This process aligns with the strategic vision for the site as a key employment hub within the Somersby to Erina growth corridor. It will inform any future development and considers the site’s unique heritage and biodiversity, with the inclusion of studies in urban design and heritage conservation. More about the Parklands Current works HCCDC Former School of Arts Repair works to make the building safe and water-tight until a future use is known. Repair works have commenced on the former Wickham School of Arts building, including removal of hazardous materials and non-heritage components, adding a new roof to make the building water-tight. The building sits within the final Honeysuckle lands earmarked for future divestment. HCCDC purchased the building from City of Newcastle in 2008, and the building currently has high levels of hazardous materials and is not safe for community access or use in its present form. The building is listed in the Newcastle Local Environment Plan (LEP) as a heritage item with local significance. City of Newcastle Council approved our DA for repair works to the former Wickham School of Arts building. These works will help improve the viability of the building for a potential future use as we progress plans for divestment. Status: Repair works underway Developer: HCCDC Contact: [email protected] (02) 4904 2750 Find out more HCCDC The Station Playspace An imaginative play space that's all about creativity, engaging with nature, and outdoor fun. A huge snake and frog, sensory flowers, balancing obstacles, scooter track, hopscotch and handball courts make up this playful new community space on The Station's newly created Piazza. The new play features are designed to complement the other interactive elements already on site including the misting jets and the 'Flyer' train; and can be easily relocated to another HCCDC public space once temporary activation of The Station comes to an end, ensuring ongoing community benefit. Image Project owner: HCCDCStatus: Construction complete September 2021 Costco Costco Wholesale Regional NSW's first Costco Wholesale now open - a significant step in the revitalisation of Cockle Creek. The new Costco warehouse is expected to deliver economic and social outcomes for the Lake Macquarie region, including more than 225 full-time equivalent jobs. The land formerly occupied by the Cockle Creek lead and zinc smelter at Boolaroo is being transformed with new commercial and residential opportunities injecting $60 million into the local economy. HCCDC’s role in the revitalisation project is to manage the divestment of the land and its future use as a commercial, light industrial and housing centre in the region. The opening of Costco in September 2021 marked a major step towards the transformation. Find out more HCCDC Seawall works Over 500m of new seawall infrastructure underpinning future waterfront promenade. HCCDC maintains three kilometres of seawall along the Honeysuckle promenade. This part of the waterfront has a rich and colourful history, and ongoing maintenance will ensure that this space can be accessed and enjoyed by the public for years to come. To date we have recycled 8000 tonnes of processed concrete from the old wharves into new seawalls. We completed rebuilding the seventy five year old harbour seawalls at Lee 5 and Throsby mid 2020, in preparation for new public domain. HCCDC | Hope Estate Hope at Honeysuckle The historic Wharf building is being transformed into a harbourfront cellar door destination. Lee Wharf A, now known as 'The Wharf' is an iconic waterfront heritage building in the centre of Honeysuckle. Built in 1910, The Wharf has been used for wool storage, as a cargo port, and a place of immigration after WWII. It will soon see it's new life as a landmark destination 'Hope at Honeysuckle' featuring a cellar door, providore retail, restaurant, entertainment and dining options. HCCDC's restoration works HCCDC completed major restoration and structural repairs to the building in early 2020, including reinstating its harbourside deck, and completing significant stabilisation and seawall repairs. These restoration works have paved the way for an exciting new use for The Wharf, as a destination that will attract both locals and visitors to this key harbourside location. Hope at Honeysuckle After a competitive process, Hope Estate announced their plans to showcasing the wine, spirits and craft beer the Hope family is well-know for along with fine food and tasting experiences focused on Hunter produce, local retail goods, masterclasses and other educational events. Hope are planning to create an all-weather space for outdoor dining to provide the much sought after indoor-outdoor feel, and make the most of the reinstated deck area and its proximity to the water. The Development Application includes additional level of outdoor space designed to really take advantage of the amazing Newcastle Harbour views. Planning in progresss: Development Application submitted Owner: Michael Hope DA Plans lodged HCCDC The Station precinct Historic railway station transformation into a vibrant hub for shopping, recreation and events. The former Newcastle Railway Station, now known as 'The Station' is a significant component of the Revitalising Newcastle program, and an important state heritage listed building in Newcastle's east end. Following the truncation of Newcastle's heavy rail line in 2014, HCCDC has completed major restoration works to the public areas of the site to create an accessible community precinct that is now enjoyed for shopping, recreation and pop-up events. The works, inline with Revitalising Newcastle objectives to celebrate and enhance heritage, include: filling the areas between the former platforms creating a landscaped piazza and green spaces a new children's play space on the piazza restored heritage features of the original Station, including the original verandah that had previously been closed in improved connectivity between the city and waterfront improved transport options and access tree-lined promenades offering carefully considered vantage points space for markets and place activation events blending of both Indigenous and European heritage inspired design themes attractive retail offerings opening onto the community piazza - including a café, art gallery, creative workshop spaces, and locally made jewellery, clothing and homewares. Find out more HCCDC Museum Park The former Civic Railway Station precinct has been transformed into a vibrant community space. The revitalised precinct upgrades included renovations to the former station building (now an Information Centre), creating greater pedestrian access between the city and the waterfront, and creation of paved and green spaces in the surrounding parks utilising reclaimed materials from the former railway tracks, platform and footbridge. Museum Park (as it is now named), is a new pedestrian hub for people to access local businesses, the University of Newcastle, Honeysuckle and Newcastle Museum - all a few metres from the Civic light rail stop. Find out more Doma Group The Store site A $200 million redevelopment with new transport infrastructure, jobs, homes and public spaces. The former Newcastle and Suburban Cooperative Society Limited site (The Store) redevelopment by DOMA Group is taking design and opportunity to new levels in the Newcastle city’s emerging West End providing improved connectivity between heavy rail, light rail and buses - as well as improved high-quality public domain, pedestrian access and roads. The Store site was purchased by NSW Government in 2015 creating an opportunity to evolve a legacy development in the West End, into a premium mixed-use precinct. As part of the Revitalising Newcastle project, HCCDC partnered with DOMA Group in 2018 to create a twin 90m complex, with commercial space, public domain and a commitment to build a bus interchange. Developer: Doma Group Construction Underway: Expected completion mid-2022 Bus Interchange opened July 2020 Commercial office spaces opened May 2021 Residential and retail spaces underway HCCDC Honeysuckle Drive $12 million upgrade including road improvements, new bridge, footpaths and cycleways. Honeysuckle Drive's upgrade bewteen Hannell and Steel Streets has improved ease of use, accessibility, and safety for vehicles and pedestrians. An integral part of the Honeysuckle Drive works is the architecturally designed Cottage Creek Bridge, which replaces the old concrete structure with a new, multi-functional bridge in its place. Spanning 30 metres, the new bridge supports heavy vehicle traffic up to double semi-trailers. Streetscape enhancements also included 17 Norfolk Pines in a median strip connecting to existing and established Honeysuckle landscaping. The upgrades including a wider re-aligned road and merging lanes have improved the flow of traffic, made safety a priority for both recreational and commuting cyclists, as well as offering some stunning visual streetscape upgrades. Developer: HCCDC Construction complete: February 2021 Doma Group | 35 Honeysuckle Drive Huntington Residential and retail offering, integrating with attractive Honeysuckle harbourfront public space. Work commenced on Doma's Huntington development in November 2019, that will feature 86 apartments and 1500m2 of ground floor retail opportunity, with significant and attractive public open space that will integrate with the picturesque Honeysuckle harbourfront being delivered by HCCDC - continuing the connection of the harbourside promenade from the city through Honeysuckle to Wickham Marina. Developer: Doma Group Status: construction underwayEstimated completion: late 2023 Contact: Chris Farrington Doma Group (02) 6260 7750[email protected] Project website Doma Group | 42 Honeysuckle Drive Little National Hotel Mixed-use precinct including hotel, boutique office building, retail space and car parking. Doma Group’s Little National Hotel will cater for business, conference and leisure guests in the heart of the Honeysuckle precinct. The luxury hotel will feature 181 rooms, gym, cafe, bar and parking, as well as 4990m2 of office space. Developer: Doma Group Status: construction commencing 2022Estimated completion: 2023 Contact: Chris Farrington Doma Group (02) 6260 7750[email protected] Project website Miller Property | 45 Honeysuckle Drive Horizon on the Harbour Waterfront residential apartments and ground floor retail, adjacent to new public domain. 110 high quality architecturally designed residential apartments, and 970m2 of ground floor retail delivered by the Miller Property Corporation. HCCDC is delivering new public domain adjacent - part of the continuation of the harbourside promenade connecting the city to Wickham. Developer: Miller Property Corporation Status: Construction underway Estimated completion: 2023 Contact: Warwick Miller Miller Property Corporation 0418 636 613 [email protected] Doma Group | 21 Honeysuckle Drive Lume Apartments Premium waterfront development providing residential units and ground floor commercial. Delivering on the demand for attractive architecture and high quality dwellings in the evolving precinct, Doma Group saw the first residents move into Lume at 21 Honeysuckle Drive in July 2020. With 154 residential units and associated commercial uses, Lume integrates with the new Honeysuckle Park and public domain being delivered by HCCDC. University of Newcastle Honeysuckle Campus UON is significantly expanding its city presence with its Honeysuckle campus development. The masterplan for this 10-year development sees seven new city centre buildings including student accommodation over 6.2 hectares of Honeysuckle land. The building willl provide state-of-the-art facilities for the University of Newcastle's School of Creative Industries, and a new Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) Hub. This includes specialised spaces and technologies that enhance working and collaborative environments enriching teaching, learning, co-working and entrepreneurial experiences. Developer: University of Newcastle Construction commenced April 2020: Stage 1A complete - Innovation Hub and School of Creative Industries opened July 2021 Current works: No current works in progress Contact: Damian Burke University of Newcastle[email protected] Project website HCCDC Market Street Lawn A revitalised community space on the former heavy rail corridor, connecting the CBD with the harbour. Located at the intersection of Market and Scott Streets in Newcastle, and the destination for the Queens Wharf light rail stop - this attractive public space transformed by HCCDC provides open green space, shady trees, seating, an illuminated playspace water feature, the heritage-restored Signal Box restaurant, and amenity to support a variety of events. The lawn has been made possible by removing the overhead pedestrian bridges and heavy rail infrastructure that previously divided the city from the waterfront, and repurposing the land inline with what the community told us they wanted to see. The lawn provides a seamless connection to The Station precinct, and direct pedestrian links with the CBD and Newcastle waterfront. Developer: HCCDC Construction complete: Opened 2018 Find out more HCCDC Kooragang Island Rehabilitation of former steelworks waste facility, to enable potential re-use in the future. The Kooragang Island Waste Emplacement Facility (KIWEF) is BHP’s former landfill site that received waste from the former BHP Steelworks. Since the early 2000's HCCDC has been working to remediate and rehabilitate the KIWEF site, and the former Steelworks site at Mayfield - a major project that will mark the most significant remediation works in Newcastle’s history once complete. HCCDC developed the remediation methods key to the project receiving a Premier’s Award in 2016 in the environmental category - with works designed sympathetically to the local environment, including providing migratory corridors for the protected Green and Golden Bell Frog. Works in progress: HCCDC has so far completed closing around half of the approximately 62 hectare Kooragang Island site. Find out more HCCDC Mayfield Steelworks Award-winning remediation and rehabilitation of the 150 hectare former BHP Steelworks. The $110 million remediation of the former BHP Steelworks site at Mayfield was formally completed in 2019, marking a major milestone in the city’s transformation. Our works involved a range of projects to contain or remove contaminants while returning the land to a productive state with potential for future re-use. HCCDC developed the remediation methods key to the project, receiving a Premier’s Award in 2016 in the environmental category. We have also completed the closure of approximately half of the associated 62 hectare former Steelworks Waste Emplacement Facility at Kooragang Island. Once complete, the Mayfield and Kooragang Island closure projects will mark the most significant remediation works in Newcastle’s history. Find out more HCCDC is tasked with helping deliver the NSW Government's vision for the Hunter and Central Coast regions. This includes strong and sustainable economies with thriving metropolitan cities in Newcastle and Gosford. These are exciting times and HCCDC will act for Government in bringing to fruition opportunities for more people to stay, live and work in these great regions. Newcastle & Hunter Find out more Gosford & Central Coast Find out more HCCDC oversees the Hunter and Central Coast regions. Constituted under the Growth Centres (Development Corporations) Act 1974, HCCDC encompasses the Central Coast local government area and Hunter Region’s ten local government areas: Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Mid-Coast, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton and the Upper Hunter. Our role in these regions is significant and leverages decades of work already undertaken by the Hunter Development Corporation and Central Coast Regional Development Corporation. We act for Government to unlock opportunity to foster and encourage new economic development, jobs growth and new homes.