NSW Department of Planning and Environment

The Hunter Regional Plan is the 20-year strategic planning blueprint to ensure a sustainable future and the ongoing prosperity of the Hunter’s vibrant and connected communities.

We are currently undertaking a 5-year review of the plan to extend its reach to 2041 and reset priorities.

The draft updated Regional Plan 2041

The draft Hunter Regional plan 2041 (the draft plan) was on public exhibition from 6 December 2021 until 4 March 2022.

The exhibition was a key part of the plan’s first 5-year review.

During exhibition the Department conducted a number of online workshops with Councils, the community and other stakeholders.

The Department thanks everyone who took the time and effort to participate in a workshop, make a formal submission and give us your feedback in other ways.

The Department will now closely consider how the submissions and feedback will be incorporated into the final Hunter Regional Plan 2041 that will be released later in 2022.

Page last updated: 02/08/2022

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