Market Street Lawn

 Market Street Lawn is a new community space in Newcastle's city centre, connecting the CBD with the harbour.

Located at the intersection of Market and Scott Streets, and the destination for the new Queens Wharf Light Rail Stop - this attractive public parkland provides open green lawns shady trees, seating, an illuminated playspace water feature, and amenity to support a variety of events.

The lawn has been made possible by removing the overhead pedestrian bridges and heavy rail infrastructure that previously divided the city from the waterfront, and repurposing the land inline with what the community told us they wanted to see.

The opening of the Lawn in 2016 marked an important moment in the city’s transformation, showing how the former heavy rail corridor could become a fantastic space for public use that is engaging, inclusive and inspiring for everyone in the community to enjoy.

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Host your event at Market Street Lawn

Host your event at Market Street Lawn

Market Street Lawn is a perfect location for small to medium events and activations, having has hosted Street Feasts, India Day, Game Changer Events and Oakvale Farm's Petting Zoo - to name a few.

With over 3000m2 of space available for hire, and direct access between the city and the waterfront, it has many in-built features to assist in the delivery of events including dedicated sites for food trucks to drive in and trade, and multiple power outlets.

Project status

Detailed design

Development application

Project approval

Construction contract awarded

Construction underway

Market Street Lawn open

Aerial footage showing how the former heavy rail corridor has been transformed into a stunning new public space.

In December 2016 we celebrated the opening of Market Street Lawn