The HRF Centre plays a pivotal in delivering research success for our clients.

The insights from our research projects are often publicly available. Recent projects include:

  • Western Sydney Aerotropolis Report by the Independent Community Commissioner
    Recommendations for a fair and equitable way forward for small landowners in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis (August 2021) Read the report
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on the Hunter Region's Arts and Culture Sector
    The research was part of the Creative Newcastle project funded by the City of Newcastle’s Special Business Rate Program (July 2021) Read the report
  • Transforming councils: A case study of cultural, structural and workplace change at Lake Macquarie City Council
    This project reviewed the cultural, organisational and engagement process changes made over the past four years at Lake Macquarie City, with a focus on Council’s Creating Spaces initiative. (April 2021) Read the report
  • John Hunter Health & Innovation Precinct Social Impact Assessment
    (May 2021) Read the summary
  • Community and Economic Resilience Package Final Report 
    An evaluation of the City of Newcastle's comprehensive community and economic support package designed to help locals through the unprecedented effects of COVID-19 Read the report
  • City of Newcastle Metro Classification 
    Read Council's submission to the tribunal
  • Committee for the Hunter
    More information
  • John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct
    More information
  • Port of Newcastle - Newcastle Container Terminal
    More information
  • City of Newcastle - Newcastle 500 Supercars
    More information | Project statement

Want to know more? Contact Director, Research Programs SallyAnn Hunting