Invitation for public comment on: Urban Renewal to Revitalise Newcastle City Centre

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March 5, 2014 - April 4, 2014


NSW Planning and Infrastructure

The public is being invited to comment on amended planning controls that will help shape the Newcastle city centre and which highlight how transport infrastructure can support urban renewal.

The proposed amendments to the Newcastle Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP) were developed following feedback received during community consultation period on the Newcastle Urban Renewal Strategy in 2013.

The changes will guide the revitalisation of the Newcastle city centre while protecting the unique character of NSW’s second city.

Planning and Infrastructure and the City of Newcastle have worked closely with the community, land owners and businesses to develop a vision for the city centre with transport improvements at its heart.

The community raised concerns in June last year around transport in the Newcastle CBD, so the plan for urban renewal has been based around the plans for the new light rail link interchange from Wickham to the beach, which are progressing.

The detailed plans will provide the planning footprint for the city centre for the next 20 years, providing capacity for an additional 10,000 jobs and 6,000 new homes in the city centre by 2036 – homes and jobs that will be supported by new and renewed transport infrastructure.


NSW Planning and Infrastructure
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