Minister appoints Central Coast Regional Development Corporation CEO

The Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts has announced the appointment of Michael Cassel as CEO of the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (CCRDC) (see Page 9).
Mr Cassel is Chief Executive of Hunter Development Corporation and Newcastle Transformation Programmed Director both organisations coming under the control of UrbanGrowth NSW (formerly Land Comm).
Mr Cassels was appointed to the Newcastle Transformation Programme role in 2014 to lead a high performing team through the strategic visioning, funding, designing and delivery of city-changing outcomes across multiple projects. This included the redevelopment of significant existing assets, the integration of a new light rail system and the design and delivery of extensive destination-creating public spaces.
The transformation of Newcastle is now well advanced and seen as highly successful.
Prior to joining UrbanGrowth in 2014 Mr Cassels was CEO of Mission Australia Housing and before that Senior Development Manager with Lend Lease Developments.