About Us

For over 25 years, Hunter Development Corporation has been the NSW Government’s primary driver and coordinator of economic growth and development in the Hunter region.

Grow, Renew, Improve

HDC works in collaboration and partnership with local Councils and stakeholders to deliver outcomes that benefit and enhance Hunter communities.

We are responsible for managing complex projects and delivering outcomes that drive the economy forward.

This includes significant remediation projects and urban renewal, delivering the Government's $650 million Revitalising Newcastle program, overseeing the delivery the Hunter Regional Plan, as well as creating public spaces with superior landscaping and activation that attracts people to stay and play in this great region.


HDC delivers complex projects such as the renewal and development of the Honeysuckle precinct, the rehabilitation of industrial land at Mayfield, and the Revitalising Newcastle program.

These projects have all rejuvenated land previously utilised in an industrial capacity to provide places and spaces that make Newcastle a better place to live and work.

History of transformation


The transformation of Newcastle’s waterfront from its manufacturing and industrial past to the vibrant economic and cultural hub that it is today, is one of the most significant urban transformations in the city’s history. 

Commencing in 1992, the Honeysuckle urban renewal program has been a cornerstone project for HDC that has overcome the harbour’s coal mining legacy of mine subsidence, the industrial legacy of contaminated soil, the need for new bridges, seawalls, roads and services.

Honeysuckle has seen the restoration of heritage buildings, the creation of new public spaces, new walking and cycling promenades and new homes right on the waterfront.

Honeysuckle continues to evolve, as does the rest of the city with the Revitalising Newcastle program and other key initiatives that HDC is leading.