Western Corridor Planning Project

Newcastle Western Corridor Recreation Infrastructure Planning Project

Newcastle Western Corridor Urban Release Area, overlapping the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Local Government Areas (LGA), is the most significant remaining residential land release within the Newcastle LGA.

Projected to accommodate over 30,000 residents by 2036, a range of infrastructure will be necessary to cater to the sport and recreation needs of this expanding community. This will include active playing fields, parks and recreation spaces, aquatic water and indoor sports spaces.

Project staging

Stage 1 of this project commenced in June 2015 investigating the facility needs of outdoor organised sports. i.e. field and court-based sports. Future stages of this project will examine infrastructure needs for other sport and recreation activities.

Community Involvement

To ensure a collaborative approach, Council has invited State and Newcastle Sporting Association to participate in Stage 1 of this project - the planning and development of future sporting infrastructure. The identification of strategic development aspirations of sporting codes, infrastructure requirements and partnership opportunities for local and district level facilities is considered essential to ensure a range of opportunities and quality recreational experiences are available to this community.

Following a project information workshop and registration process, participating sporting organisations are now preparing detailed infrastructure submissions.  This information will guide the planning and development of sporting infrastructure over the next 20 years. The following documents are provided to assist with the preparation of sporting infrastructure submissions.

Further Information

If you would like more information about this project or to find out how you can be involved please contact Newcastle City Council's Strategic Recreation Planner Stephen Prince, on sprince@ncc.nsw.gov.au or 02 4974 2935.