What is Proposed?

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What is the Program/Overview?

Hunter Development Corporation is coordinating the Revitalising Newcastle Program, which focuses on key areas of the city centre around the former rail corridor. Hunter Development Corporation is working closely with Transport for NSW,  Newcastle City Council and the Department of Planning and Environment on the program.
The NSW Government has committed more than $650 million to the project and made a number of announcements, including:
  • A new multi-modal transport interchange at Wickham
  • Light rail between the Newcastle Interchange and Pacific Park
  • The activation of Hunter and Scott streets linked to the delivery of light rail
  • The revitalisation of land in the former rail corridor, the delivery of housing, and the delivery of improved public domain, including parks, entertainment precincts and public spaces.

What main studies apply?

Hunter Street Revitalisation Strategic Framework

The Strategic Framework is the latest endorsed Council plan for Hunter Street. The plan establishes shared community visions for a revitalised Hunter Street.  It sets out a number of key themes and 44 priority actions for Hunter Street.
   Hunter Street Revitalisation Strategic Framework (pdf).

West End Stage One Public Domain Plan (Adopted 2018)

The West End precinct is located between Tudor Street and Union Street and is the western gateway into Newcastle city centre.  The West End Public Domain Stage One is the key public open space within the West End Precinct and will provide a framework for public domain improvements for the area.    West End Stage One (pdf).

East End Stage One Streetscape Plan (Adopted 2018)

The East End Stage One Streetscape Plan focuses on the upgrade of Hunter Street between the intersection with Scott Street to the west, and the intersection with Newcomen Street to the east.  The study will also capture Market Square located at the southern end of Market Street, side streets including Perkins, Wolfe, Thorn, Market, Morgan and Newcomen Streets as well as a network of laneways and stairs between King and Hunter Streets.

The document defines the character of each space within the study area as well as establishing a materials palette that is integrated with Council's Technical Manual and Street Tree Master Plan documents.    East End Stage One (pdf).