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Jesmond is home to a variety of facilities that make it a convenient residential area.

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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

Jesmond Park, Heaton Park and Maclure Reserve provide large open space areas in the suburb. These parks offer children’s equipment, both cycle and walk ways, picnic areas and a skate ramp.

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


Jesmond Community Preschool and Jesmond Early Education Centre provide childcare in the area. Both are located near the Stockland shopping centre for easy access.


Although there is no region library branch in Jesmond, Wallsend library is located nearby. Visit the library for more information about libraries in Newcastle.


Jesmond has access to a number of schools including, Heaton Primary, Jesmond Primary and the Jesmond Campus of Callaghan College.

Transport Options

Public transport bus services in the Jesmond area are of a reasonable standard due to the services of the nearby University. The suburb provides a bus interchange for the Newcastle area. Go to The Newcastle and Hunter Bus Timetable External link for bus times.

Commercial Centre

Jesmond’s commercial centre is situated on Blue Gum Road. There are a number of mixed businesses as well as a large shopping complex, Stockland Mall, Jesmond. The area serves Newcastle with a district centre function.


Jesmond was originally known as Dark Creek. The area developed from the landowner’s steam saw mills and employment in local orchards, quarries and mines. By 1883 there were 600 residents and an established village. In the 1880’s, John Campion opened a soap works in Jesmond and by the early 1900’s his brand was well know throughout NSW.

Today, the suburb provides a commercial centre as well as residential area for both students of the University and the aging, with specific aged housing facilities.

Jesmond has become a multicultural area due to many international university students living in the suburb.

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Contact us

City Administration Centre
282 King Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

Tel: 02 4974 2000


LEP Maps 

Land Zoning Map
Floor Space Ratio
Height of Building Map
Lot Size Map
Heritage Map
Acid Sulfate Soils Map
Land Reservation Acquisition Map
Other Maps