What we do

Hunter Development Corporation is responsible for delivering a range of NSW Government projects and programs that will transform the cities and towns of the Hunter region. 



Our Role

HDC works in partnership with other key Government agencies and local community stakeholders to drive the strategic direction for local development and economic growth in 10 Hunter local government areas. 

For over 25 years HDC has lead the urban renewal and revitalisation of the Honeysuckle precinct, creating city-changing outcomes and spaces for the community to enjoy. Since 2006, HDC has also overseen large scale remediation and environmental programs on former BHP Steelworks lands at Mayfield and Kooragang Island.

HDC is now also responsible for the delivery of the Revitalising Newcastle program, the Hunter Regional Plan 2036, and has an important role in the administration of two key funds.   

Parking in Newcastle city centre

Off-street parking

Did you know there’s a range of parking within a 5 minute walk of anywhere in the city centre? There are 19 off-street parking sites in Newcastle city centre and many of them offer all day parking for reasonable fees.

View the Newcastle city centre parking guide for detailed information.

Newcastle City Centre parking guide for off-street parking


On-street parking

Pay and display parking meters are located throughout the city centre. If you are parking on the street in a metered area, please check kerbside signs for hours of operation and prices.

Outside the times indicated on the signs, parking is free and unrestricted; however in some instances other parking conditions may apply. Please always check the information on the kerbside before you park your vehicle.

Free 15-minute on-street parking

Did you know that you can park for 15 minutes free in Newcastle’s city centre? If parking in a 1P, 2P or 4P ticketed and on-street car space, the ticket machine offers an option to choose a free 15-minute parking ticket.

Our Future

To create vibrant, thriving communities we will play a significant role in guiding the development of community meeting places, utilising superior urban design outcomes to encourage investment in the Hunter.