Harbour Foreshore Masterplan

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We are revitalising the iconic harbourside precinct

Foreshore Park will become home to the city's largest playground under the Harbour Foreshore Masterplan, which was unanimously adopted by Council following extensive community consultation throughout the design process and four-week public exhibition.

The centrepiece of the masterplan is Livvi’s Place, an inclusive regional playground and waterplay area. Livvi's Place playground will be developed in collaboration with Touched by Olivia and Variety – the Children's Charity, who have provided funding and expertise to assist with the design phase.

The playground will have a distinctly Newcastle character and pay tribute to the city's Aboriginal heritage.

The Masterplan will deliver an inclusive space for all and enhance connectivity between the city and the harbour’s edge around Foreshore Park and along Joy Cummings Promenade.

How is it funded?

The project is supported by $2.27 million from the NSW State Government through Round Nine of the Resources for Regions program, $45,000 from Touched by Olivia Childrens Charity as well as $733,000 from Rounds 6 and 7 of the Newcastle Port Community Contribution Funds Corporation.

When will construction begin?

City of Newcastle has commenced work at Foreshore Park to prepare for the future construction of Newcastle's largest children’s playground.

The Harbour Foreshore Masterplan will be delivered in stages, with early works to prepare the playground site, including upgrading and consolidating irrigation and electrical infrastructure to continue over coming months.

Detailed designs are being developed for the fully fenced accessible playground in consultation with Touched by Olivia.

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