Have Your Say About the New Vision & Playground Planned for Newcastle Harbour Foreshore

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In mid-2020, City of Newcastle asked the community about Newcastle Harbour Foreshore, an important community hub located in Newcastle’s iconic East End. They were looking for community feedback to create a world class harbourside parkland featuring an inclusive playspace.

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

Foreshore Park Picnic

City of Newcastle asked people to tell them what they love about the Harbour Foreshore, and what they’d like to see there in the future.

The feedback indicated that the community loves the wide paths and harbour views but would like to see more trees and shade, picnic areas, and pop-up events and activations in the area, as well improved amenities and cycling provisions. 

Newcastle Harbour Foreshore

In regards to a proposed inclusive playspace, the community values areas for different age groups, climbing and challenging play, and sensory, quiet and nature play areas. 

City of Newcastle has listened to the feedback and has been working hard to develop a preliminary concept and now you’re invited to have your say. 

The preliminary concept for Foreshore Park features the inclusive ‘Livvi’s Place’ playspace which is being delivered in partnership with Variety – the Children’s Charity.

Newcastle Harbour Foreshore

The preliminary concept also sees larger green lawn spaces, a new water play space, heritage interpretation with a cultural walk that represents Newcastle’s story and a designated space for riding scooters and skateboards. 

Foreshore Park

Whether you plan trips to Foreshore Park for social gatherings, with your children or for exercise, City of Newcastle wants to hear from you regarding this preliminary concept.

Your thoughts and ideas will help finalise the draft masterplan, which will be placed on public exhibition for further community feedback later in 2021 before it is finalised. 

How to have your say:

  • View the preliminary concept and have your say by 5 March 2021 via the online mapping tool here.
  • Head along to a drop-in information session at Civic Park to learn more about the vision for the Harbour Foreshore anytime between 10am and 1pm on Saturday 20 February 2021 to view the plans and speak to the project team.  

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