The Lanes Around Hunter St Mall


Wider footpaths for outdoor dining, landscaping, and a traffic closure aim to revive two long-dormant laneways in Newcastle’s CBD. Concept for Market ...Nothing found

Pandemic Exposes Car-dominated Cities


How streets could become more liveable and inclusive post-coronavirus. Surveys are showing that the majority of people think things are better ...Nothing found

‘Urban Forest’ Sounds Nice


Councillor Dunn joins city Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes tree planting in Tyrell Street, Wallsend. City of Newcastle is capitalising ...Nothing found

When Technology Becomes Art


Art meets technology in new street installations. Immersive artist Huw Jones at Charletown's Peason Street wall. Lake Macquarie City Council ...Nothing found

Honeysuckle Drive Change Shrinks Parking


Work starts next month (March 2020) to straighten Honeysuckle Drive’s western end where it meets Stewart Avenue. Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) ...Nothing found

Community gardens: coming to a nature strip near you


What started as a form of gardening activism, planted the seeds for a blossoming community movement, centred on inclusivity, sustainability and participation. Look closely ...Nothing found

Nine Lives for Hunter Street Mall


Work is underway on residential and retail development in Hunter Street Mall as part of Iris Capital’s $700 million East End project. ...Nothing found

Maitland’s Renew Project Targets Vacant Properties


Local artist Helen Hopcroft has been busy making herself at home in Central Maitland, setting up shop as part of a successful Create Maitland partnership ...Nothing found

Artists’ Call for Charlestown Mall


Opportunity to design furniture for Charlestown’s soon to be revitalised mall. An artist will have the opportunity to have their work feature in the ...Nothing found

City Hall’s 90th


Ninety years ago this week a new City Hall and the Civic Theatre dubbed “Civic Block” were opened. Newcastle City Hall under ...Nothing found

More Rail Corridor Rezoning


A proposal to rezone a section of Newcastle’s former rail corridor for community space will be open for public feedback early next year. ...Nothing found

Ocean Baths Engagement Brought Forward


City of Newcastle has “brought forward” planned engagement on the Newcastle and Merewether ocean baths’ pavilions, citing “community interest in the sites’ futures.” ...Nothing found

Singleton Gentrification Stage 2


Heritage, trees, improvements for traffic, and safety key components in draft designs for Singleton Town Centre Upgrade – Stage 2 The modernisation of ...Nothing found

High-rise Risk for Developers


Lenders are reluctant to lend and buyers don’t want to buy when it comes to high-rise developments. That’s according to ...Nothing found

King Street is Looking Good


Wests $160 million King Street development. Wests proposed development at former HDWB workshops, adjacent to Wests City in King Street A new ...Nothing found

Joy Cummings ~ Pride of Place


A bronze statue in homage to Australia’s first female Lord Mayor will stand facing Civic Theatre, in front of the former Civic railway station. ...Nothing found

Tower ‘Undermining Faith in Planning System’


Lord Mayor responds to Star Casino tower review plan: “Undermining the public’s faith in the planning system.” Lord Mayor Clover Moore has rejected claims ...Nothing found

Revised Newcastle Beach Plan


Concept plan for the Bathers Way Newcastle Beach project has the beachside skate bowl positioned within the existing promenade at South Newcastle Beach. ...Nothing found

Cycleways, Green Space for West End


Separated cycle ways, new dedicated green spaces and wider streets to improve pedestrian and traffic flows will be built in the City’s emerging ...Nothing found

Protecting Heritage and Character in Kings Cross


The character and significance of one of Sydney’s most renowned streets is to be protected following Council approval to heritage list three sites ...Nothing found

Lucky Country Hotel ~ 237 Hunter St


On the corner of Crown and Hunter Streets stands an ornate building of generous proportion that typifies mid 20th-century Newcastle. The façade ...Nothing found

Mayors Want Planning Restored


Mayors united in call to restore planning powers to communities . With the State Election ...Nothing found

Autonomous Transport Isn’t Just More Cars


By Peter Newman Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University . A unique opportunity exists for infrastructure investment in Australia as transport as we ...Nothing found

Not Your Modern Cookie-cutter Plastic Playground


New inner-city park to spark kids’ imaginations Stepping stones, distorting mirrors, a rain wheel and timber animals will form the heart of ...Nothing found

Council HQ Takes Shape


Newcastle council’s move to its new administrative headquarters in a new West End building is on track ...Nothing found

West End CBD Shapes Up


Newcastle’s draft West End Streetscape stage 2 is on public exhibition. A variety of projects to improve the city’s emerging Hunter Street ...Nothing found

Those Little Streets Around Hunter St Mall


One of those old-world districts that could have been so much more in another timeline, the tiny nooks and corners of inner-city Newcastle ...Nothing found

Plan for new Honeysuckle public domain


Honeysuckle’s future public domain plan is available for download at the Hunter and Central Coast Development ...Nothing found

The era of talking buildings has arrived


If you ever argued with the talking outhouse at Soldiers Point boat ramp, then you’ll have an inkling of what’s ahead for us. ...Nothing found

The Illustrated Town


First, some protocol.  Locals can say “Kurri” but you and I are advised to say “Kurri Kurri.” Image ~ Kind permission of Chris Fussell ...Nothing found


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