City of Newcastle (CN) is developing a Harbour Foreshore Masterplan for the Harbour Foreshore Precinct within Newcastle’s East End. The Masterplan will create a blueprint to reinvigorate this important community precinct, including a new inclusive playspace that will be developed with our Partners, Variety the Children's Charity.
The Masterplan will recommend options for future uses and management of the park and foreshore precinct, in line with current and future community needs and expectations.
When complete, the Masterplan will enable CN to commence a long-term revitalisation project that will help meet the City's vision to deliver a world-class harbour foreshore precinct.
Consultant's Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL), in partnership with local firm Bosque Landscape Architects, are working with CN to prepare the Harbour Foreshore Masterplan. As part of the project, CN is also working collaboratively with Variety the Children's Charity to establish options for an inclusive playspace and to promote inclusive play by enabling children of all abilities and ages to play side by side.
Phase 1 of CN's community engagement to assist in creating a vision for the Masterplan concepts was held from 9 June to 12 July 2020. See the Harbour Foreshore Have Your Say webpage for the engagement outcomes.
The Phase 1 engagement process built on previous community consultation which was undertaken by CN as part of a Plan of Management for the foreshore precinct in 2015.
A Harbour Foreshore Community Reference Group has been formed to assist communication between CN and the Newcastle community as the Masterplan develops.
The first CRG meeting was held in August 2020 to review the findings of the Phase 1 Engagement and discuss future directions for the project with the project team. Feedback will inform the upcoming concept plans.
Further community engagement will take place in the later part of 2020. The community will be invited to provide feedback on draft concept designs for the Foreshore.
New tree plantings
The tree planting program now underway has been tailored to align with the Harbour Foreshore Masterplan.
Click on the image below to see a larger view of the new tree plantings design. Further information on the tree planting that has occurred so far can be found on City of Newcastle's parks foreshore webpage.