Revitalising Newcastle - what we heard

24 May 2016

The NSW Government has committed more than $500 million to revitalise Newcastle’s city centre through the Newcastle Urban Transformation and Transport Program (the Program). The Program aims to bring people back to the city centre by making new connections between the city and the waterfront, helping grow new jobs, providing more public space and amenity, and delivering better transport.

Working with Newcastle City Council (NCC) and our state agency partners, our revitalisation of the city centre will deliver housing, great new places and spaces, and transform the former rail corridor to connect the city and the harbour.

What we heard

Last year more than 11,000 people across Newcastle and the Lower Hunter provided feedback on the revitalisation of Newcastle city centre. We asked for your feedback on four opportunities for revitalisation of the city centre. You favoured the opportunities that combined new community places and spaces with open areas and mixed use development.

Work, discover, play – Newcastle city’s unique hubs

You supported maintaining and enhancing the character of the city centre’s three unique hubs.

  • West End - where commercial activity will concentrate and, over time, this area will become a renewed CBD.
  • Civic - the cultural and educational heart of the city, where new investment in city buildings includes the law courts and the University of Newcastle’s NeW Space campus.
  • East End - the area focused on bringing people back to the city by creating unique new destinations, jobs, housing, shops and entertainment.
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