In December 2010, Council endorsed the Hunter Street Revitalisation Masterplan Strategic Framework. The Strategic Framework establishes a shared community vision for a revitalised Hunter Street.
It set out a number of key themes and priority actions for Hunter Street.
Since 2010, a number of these priority actions have been completed.
More information on completed projects
|Hunter Street Revitalisation Masterplan Strategic Framework||December 2010||The Strategic Framework establishes shared community visions for a revitalised Hunter Street. It sets out a number of key themes and priority actions for Hunter Street.|
|Newcastle Museum||August 2011||
The project was funded to the tune of $23.5 million to deliver a modern, accessible and engaging facility that helps the revitalisation in the heart of the City.
The new museum opened its doors on 4 August 2011
|The Newcastle Museum|
|Burwood Street Legal Precinct - Approved||Plans unveiled February 2012, due for completion by December 2014||The $94 million courthouse complex development on the corner of Burwood and Hunter Street will include ten courtrooms and two tribunal rooms in a seven storey building that ultimately aims for 'justice to be seen' through improved public accessibility and engagement with court processes. It is a key catalyst project for City Centre revitalisation||The new Newcastle Courthouse concept design|
|City Wide Flood Risk Management Plan||June 2012||The City of Newcastle has prepared a Newcastle City-wide Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan (the Plan). The Plan was adopted by Council on 26 June 2012.||Newcastle City-wide Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan|
|Mine Subsidence Mapping - City Centre||June 2012||The Mine Subsidence Board, in conjunction with the NSW Government and the City of Newcastle have developed a mine subsidence mapping project for the City Centre.||Mine subsidence - Newcastle Mapping Project|
|Cathedral Park||July 2012||The Cathedral Park Masterplan was adopted by Council on 3 July 2012. The Masterplan has been developed by the City of Newcastle to guide the revitalisation of Cathedral Park. The first stage of this project has already commenced, supported by a $150,000 grant from NSW Heritage Council. This work is due for completion by 2013. The Federal Government recently announced additional funding of more than $220,000 for the next stage of the project.||Cathedral Park Masterplan|
|Newcastle 2020 Arts Project||August 2012||A youth based arts competition funded through the City Centre Revitalisation Program to help young people envision Hunter Street in the year 2020. Winning art designs had the potential of becoming a temporary installation in Hunter Street.||Newcastle 2020 (2012)|
|Hunter Street Technical Manual||November 2012||The Hunter Street Technical manual is designed to provide a standard suite of materials and installation items with technical guides to ensure consistent materials and furniture palettes are used across the city centre for revitalisation.||Council use only|
|Facade Improvement Scheme||July 2013||The Facade Improvement Scheme is the first project in the LIVE WORK PLAY of the City Centre Revitalisation Program|
|Place Making Program||N/A||Place Making principles and program are part of the City Centre Revitalisation program. The 'Make Your Place' Community Grant Program provides for grants up to $2,000 for community based projects within the Newcastle LGA.||Place Making Program|
|City Rebranding Strategy||The City Rebranding Strategy was part of the Hunter Street Revitalisation Project, designed to help the city connect around one brand that also attracts visitors. The City of Newcastle encourages all Newcastle based businesses, groups and events to use the Newcastle brand on all communication products and material.||City Branding Strategy|
|Livesites Program||N/A||Livesites has returned to the management of Newcastle Business Improvement Association better known as Newcastle NOW. The Livesites program adds value to the work already undertaken by the events team at Council.|
|Uplighting of building elements in central precinct||Enhanced lighting in public spaces provides amenity and improved safety for the Community. Several buildings in the Mall now have uplighting. Much more lighting work will done throughout the city centre over the next ten years.|
|Toilet Block Replacement - end of mall||As part of the improvement to toilet facilities along Hunter Street the mall toilet block (Perkins Street) has been replaced with a new facility.|
|Renew Newcastle (Council financial support)||N/A||Council provides financial support to the Renew Newcastle organisation. Renew Newcastle has been established to find short and medium term uses for buildings in Newcastle's CBD that are currently vacant, disused or awaiting redevelopment. Renew Newcastle aims to find artists, cultural projects and community groups to use and maintain these buildings until they become commercially viable or are redeveloped.||Renew Newcastle|