The Hunter's newest town, Huntlee, continues to grow with its first supermarket set to open mid year, 440 homes completed with more than 1000 occupants and another 20 years to develop.
As the project continues to grow and develop through to 2040, the town is estimated to be around the same size as Singleton on completion.
A spokesperson for developers, the LWP Group, said the finished project will comprise 7500 homes.
"To date, 750 lots have been sold and another 62 homes are currently under construction," the spokesperson said.
"Future community facilities will be built in accordance to the Voluntary Planning Agreement with Cessnock City Council."
The largest development under construction at the moment is a new Coles community supermarket.
The development will comprise a 3200m2 Coles supermarket, an adjacent 200m2 Liquorland and approximately 1000m2 of specialty retailers.
A medical centre and tavern are also on the cards for the development.
A seniors' living site is also under construction.
The Huntlee Shopping Centre will create more than 120 new retail jobs, in addition to jobs generated during the construction period.
Coles was the first organisation to commit to the Huntlee Town Centre back in early 2014.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent, also welcomed the new retail hub to the Hunter region.
"It's great to see growth and development that provides more options for residents," he said.
"Living in the Cessnock Local Government Area continues to become easier and offers a great lifestyle with increased services and facilities.
"It's all a bonus that the facility will also provide more than 120 new retail jobs," Cr Pynsent said.
Huntlee's first residents started to settle into to their new homes in March 2016.
On completion, Huntlee will comprise four residential villages surrounding a 200ha town centre.