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HCCDC keeps the community informed about projects and initiatives through a range of communications, including working closely with the media.

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25 October 2018

Corridor lands to become genuine mixed-use outcomes

Vacant lands at Merewether Street East and Darby Plaza will now be transformed into a mix of commercial and residential uses, with the Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) today announcing the successful proponents for corridor lands in the city centre.

24 October 2018

William the Fourth vessel set to sail

Following years of dedicated restoration works, the replica William the Fourth vessel will set sail tomorrow for Honeysuckle, where it will take up residence for the next 12 months at Lee Wharf and operate as a new tourism offering for the city.

23 August 2018

Exclusive Honeysuckle waterfront site hits the market

Premium waterfront land will hit the market on Friday, with Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) releasing ‘Lee 5’ in Honeysuckle with a vision to see superior architecture and innovative design outcomes. The ‘call for proposals’ creates an invitation for developers to snap-up a shrinking supply of premium waterfront lands.

25 June 2018

Green light for new Honeysuckle hotel

A new hotel will start construction in Honeysuckle in coming months, with Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) today welcoming the approval of Doma Group’s Development Application (DA) for a 140-room hotel in the city’s evolving west end.

19 June 2018

Affordable housing the latest Civic DA

Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) is pleased to welcome another development application (DA) in the Civic precinct, with Evolve Housing lodging its affordable housing DA with Newcastle City Council.

05 June 2018

Plans for Civic Station precinct unveiled

The transformation of the Civic Station precinct has been unveiled as an attractive public domain for the whole community enjoy, with Revitalising Newcastle recently lodging a development application (DA) with Newcastle City Council.

13 April 2018

HDC calls for bright ideas for future public domain

Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) is inviting the community to share its ideas for new and attractive public domain in the Honeysuckle precinct as a part of ongoing city transformation. Stretching from Worth Place through to Fig Tree Park, the future public domain blue print is currently being planned and community input is the first port of call.

09 April 2018

Affordable housing on closed rail corridor

The NSW Liberal National Government is excited to announce that an inner-city affordable housing development for 30 new dwellings will be delivered by Community Housing Provider (CHP) Evolve Housing on Newcastle‘s former rail corridor as foreshadowed by the NSW Planning Minister the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP in 2017.