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.” ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mayors Want Planning Restored


Mayors united in call to restore planning powers to communities . With the State Election ...

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 ...

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 ...

Council HQ Takes Shape


Newcastle council’s move to its new administrative headquarters in a new West End building is on track ...

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 ...

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 ...

Plan for new Honeysuckle public domain


Honeysuckle’s future public domain plan is available for download at the Hunter and Central Coast Development ...

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. ...

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 ...


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