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Broadmeadow is the geographic centre of Newcastle city. Its main commercial hub is located at the 'Nineways', named because of the number of roads/tramlines converging there.


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The Newcastle Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 Maps

To understand the Newcastle LEP 2012 both the written document and maps that make up the LEP must be reviewed. Links to the maps, relating to this suburb, can be found on the right hand side of this web page. The maps are also available on the official NSW legislation website in connection with the Newcastle LEP 2012. This information is also available by purchasing a S149 Planning Certificate for the parcel of land.

Sport and Recreation Facilities

Broadmeadow is home to the Broadmeadow Racecourse which regularly hosts horse racing events. It also includes the Energy Australia Stadium and the International Sports Centre. Other sporting facilities include a skate park and tennis courts. Local parks include District Park, Darling Oval and Myers Park.

Go to park facilities and locations for more information about sport and recreation facilities in Newcastle.


Two branches of the Newcastle Region Library are easily accessible for residents in Broadmeadow: the Hamilton branch at James Street, Hamilton and the Adamstown Branch at Brunker Road, Adamstown.

Visit the library for more information about libraries in Newcastle.


The Hunter School of Performing Arts is located in Lambton Road, Broadmeadow and can be contacted on 02 4952 3355. Merewether High School is at Chatham Road, Broadmeadow, telephone 02 4969 3855.

Transport Options
Broadmeadow is well situated for public transport with a high frequency bus service along Tudor and Belford Streets.

Go to the Lower Hunter Transport Guide for more information.

Broadmeadow is also home to the main inter-regional railway station, servicing Newcastle and the north-south NSW railway line.

Commercial Centre

Broadmeadow’s commercial centre is located at Nineways with shops and small businesses running along Belford Street and Brunker Road. The suburb is only a short distance from the Hamilton commercial district and Westfield Kotara.


Broadmeadow was originally part of the Newcastle Pasturage Reserve of 648 hectares. It developed around the Great Northern Railway, the road to Newcastle’s western suburbs and the construction of the Sydney to Newcastle Railway in the 1880s.

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City Administration Centre
282 King Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

Tel: 02 4974 2000

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