The Hunter is the leading regional economy in Australia, with thriving communities and a biodiversity-rich natural environment. The Hunter is home to more than 860,000 people and is still growing due to its reputation as one of the great places to live, work and play.
The Hunter Regional Plan sets a 20-year strategic planning blueprint for the future of the region to address needs for housing, jobs, infrastructure, a healthy environment, connected communities and open, green spaces.
A draft Hunter Expressway Strategy has been developed to help deliver the vision in the Hunter Regional Plan 2036 and the Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan 2036, for the Hunter to be the leading regional economy in Australia with a vibrant metropolitan city at its heart.
The draft strategy is currently on exhibition until 26 February 2021. Find out more about the draft strategy and how to have your say.
Delivering the plan
The Hunter Regional Plan is a 20-year strategy to guide land use planning decisions for the Hunter.Find out how we’re delivering the plan for the future of the region
Hunter Regional Plan 2036
The Hunter Regional Plan 2036 is a 20-year blueprint for the future of the Hunter.Read our online version of the plan for all the details
Greater Newcastle metropolitan planning
The Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan 2036 was released in October 2018 to help deliver on the vision for the Region and create great places across Greater Newcastle.Read the plan