Hunter Regional Plan 2036
The Hunter is the leading regional economy in Australia, with thriving communities and a biodiversity-rich natural environment. It is home to more than 760,000 people and is still growing.
Our vision acknowledges the opportunities provided by natural resources and strong communities and sets the following regionally focused goals:
- A strong and dynamic regional economy
- A healthy environment with pristine waterways
- Strong infrastructure and transport networks for a connected future
- Attractive and thriving communities.
The 2036 plan is currently under review with a draft plan on exhibition in November 2021. To receive updates, register your details.
The Hunter is the largest regional economy in Australia, ranking above TAS, the NT and the ACT in terms of economic output.
The Hunter’s diverse natural environment includes some of the most unique ecological systems in Australia.
An additional 70,000 dwellings will be needed in the region by 2036.
The NSW Government will work with each council to deliver the directions and actions set out in this plan.