This Guide has been completed by the Hunter Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy (HCCREMS) team, with funding received from the Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority. The original project was funded by the Australian Government’s Natural Heritage Trust.

Chapter author, research and collation: Michelle Foate
Editors: Meredith Laing, Steve Wilson, Hugh Cross

Design and construction by Announce IT

We would like to acknowledge the generous support and assistance provided by a wide range of people and organisations in designing and developing this Guide -

  • The Councils of the Hunter, Central and Lower North Coast region, particularly their representatives on the Project Steering Committee (Cessnock City Council, Dungog Shire Council, Gloucester Shire Council, Gosford City Council, Great Lakes Council, Greater Taree City Council, Lake Macquarie City Council, Maitland City Council, Muswellbrook Shire Council, Newcastle City Council, Port Stephens Council, Singleton Council, Upper Hunter Council and Wyong Shire Council)
  • The Community Support Officers and other staff of the Hunter Central Rivers CMA
  • The State and Federal Government Agencies and other organisations that have freely contributed information and materials for inclusion in this publication.
  • The rural-residential landowners from across the region who provided feedback on the content within the Guide

Copyright Information: Materials included in the Resource Guide are subject to the copyright provisions of the organisations through which they have been provided.


Address for Correspondence:

Environment Division
Hunter Councils Inc.
PO Box 3137

Phone: 02 4978 4020
Fax: 02 4966 0588


Suggested Bibliographic Citation:

HCCREMS (2011). A Guide to Rural Residential Living in the Hunter, Central and Lower North Coast of New South Wales. Prepared for the Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority by the Hunter and Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy team, NSW.


ISBN: 978-1-920859-23-7





Copyright 2011 HCCREMS