What we are doing Newcastle Bus Interchange
Newcastle Bus Interchange
Newcastle Bus Interchange is an important part of the Revitalising Newcastle program.
In September 2015, UrbanGrowth NSW purchased the former Newcastle Co-Operative Store (‘the Store’) site in Newcastle West adjacent to Newcastle Interchange, with a view to realising its transport and development potential.
Located on the Store site, Newcastle Bus Interchange will provide improved connectivity between heavy rail, light rail, bus platforms and pedestrian access between the station concourse, the bus interchange, and Hunter Street and Stewart Avenue.
Read more in the Newcastle Bus Interchange brochure.
- A new bus interchange in Newcastle West
- Multimodal access (pedestrian, cycle, bus, taxi, kiss and ride)
- Improved high quality public domain, pedestrian access and roads
- Demolition of the Store buildings and associated car park
The Store site is identified as an opportunity site for unique development in the Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy 2012. Newcastle West was identified in the strategy as the long term commercial core of the city, with the new transport interchange to support the precinct’s overall development.
The proposal aims to deliver an outcome that meets the needs of transport customers and the wider community whilst supporting ongoing revitalisation of the city centre.
Review of Environmental Factors
A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was prepared to provide information about the Newcastle Bus Interchange and to assess potential environmental impacts during construction and operation of the project.
The REF was available to view from 24 July to 18 August 2017 and community feedback on the proposal was invited during this time. You can view the REF here.
Feedback from the community and other key stakeholders received during the public display of the REF is considered in the Newcastle Bus Interchange REF submissions report which can be viewed here.
Feedback received during the public display period will help ensure potential impacts and issues are considered. The feedback will also help Transport for NSW prepare plans for managing impacts during construction and operation of the project.
Subject to planning approval and further consultation with the community and stakeholders, early work to enable demolition and construction of the bus interchange is expected to commence from late 2017.
Market testing to sound out interest to construct the bus interchange and any future development at the site is already underway. Any future development would be the subject of a separate planning approval process.