Department of Planning & Environment

Hunter Regional Plan

The Department would like to thank the Hunter community, local councils, community groups, and peak bodies for taking the time to comment on the Draft Hunter Regional Plan and the Draft Plan for Growing Hunter City.

We have carefully reviewed and considered all submissions and feedback to inform the development of this final Plan.

The Hunter Regional Plan 2036 features four key goals:
• a strong economy
• protecting the natural environment
• creating thriving communities
• greater housing choice and jobs.

We invite you to view the final Plan, Implementation Plan, and Consultation Report at

We will continue to work with the community, councils and a range of stakeholders to ensure that the delivery of this Plan meets the needs of the people living in the Hunter.
Attachments & Resources
Key dates and other information
Exhibition Commences 25/11/2015
Exhibition Concludes 24/03/2016
Exhibiting agency or agencies Department of Planning and Environment
Type Plans
Local Government Area Cessnock City Council, Dungog Shire Council, Lake Macquarie City Council, Maitland City Council, Muswellbrook Shire Council, Newcastle City Council, Port Stephens Council, Singleton Shire Council, Upper Hunter Shire Council