Help Reimagine Newcastle’s Harbour Foreshore! New Playspace, Water Feature or Event Space?

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What would you like to see on Newcastle’s foreshore? The City of Newcastle has started planning for the future of Newcastle’s iconic harbour foreshore and they are looking for your input.

Is it a new playspace, a water play area, event space, exercise equipment, kids scooter track, bike maintenance station, street library or an art walk? Get creative and think about what you and your family would love to see on the foreshore.

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It’s the whole foreshore that they’re planning to reinvigorate. That’s the entire area from Merewether Street in the west, along Wharf Road and Joy Cummings Promenade, to Foreshore Park in the east.

It’s a prime parcel of community land especially Foreshore Park. So help the City of Newcastle reinvigorate and reimagine this community space.

Speak up and share your thoughts as the City of Newcastle has launched Phase One community engagement on the Newcastle Harbour Foreshore Masterplan.

They are inviting people to share their their thoughts, ideas and visions for the site that will help them create a space for everyone to enjoy.

Visit the Reimagine Newcastle Harbour Foreshore website to have your say.

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An inclusive playspace, water-themed play area and purpose-built event space are being considered as part of the vision for Foreshore Park.

Variety – the Children’s Charity and City of Newcastle are asking children and families of Newcastle to share how they would like to play, what they would like to do and have in a new inclusive playspace. Think about other playgrounds you’ve been to. What play equipment or features would you like to see in a playspace?

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Currently, the area features a lot of grass, an ornamental pond (currently drained) and a small but fun playground. There is so much potential for an amazing urban park.

There are also plans to improve the accessibility and landscaping along Joy Cummings Promenade and Wharf Road which will be of benefit.

Phase One engagement also includes the formation of a dedicated Community Reference Group. This will be made up of key stakeholders and a diverse cross-section of community members ranging in age, abilities, and locations across the Newcastle LGA.

Once Phase One has finished, the ideas and visions recorded during community engagement will be used to help develop concepts and detailed designs for the harbour foreshore. These concepts and designs will then be shared with the community for further feedback which will help in compiling a final masterplan for the site

The City of Newcastle needs your ideas and local knowledge. Have your say from 9 June to 12 July 2020. Share your thoughts online via a survey or the online mapping tool.

Have your say to help shape the look and feel for the revitalised Harbour Foreshore, visit www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/yoursay or contact City of Newcastle on 4974 2000 or email mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au

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