The people of Newcastle weigh in on their city's potential
HASSELL is working with UrbanGrowth NSW, providing both urban design and public domain expertise for the New South Wales Government’s Newcastle Urban Renewal and Transport Program. This initiative will revitalise the state’s second largest city and former industrial powerhouse.
During the past decade, Newcastle’s city centre has struggled with the challenges of a changing economy, shifting social and consumer habits.
HASSELL is supporting the program, designed to unlock Newcastle’s potential as the urban core of the Hunter Region – a place supporting long-term economic growth and community vitality.
A major milestone was reached last week as UrbanGrowth NSW hosted the Design Newcastle Summit, attended by 150 Newcastle residents.
HASSELL Urban Design leader, David Tickle said, “Newcastle has the potential to become an exceptional city that attracts and inspires its community, and after the summit, it’s clear Newcastle’s people feel the same way.”
Newcastle Urban Renewal and Transport Program
The renewal program, originally conceived by NSW Department of Planning and Environment and now being delivered by UrbanGrowth NSW, is focused around three city precincts, and includes a series of ‘city building’ projects and initiatives, to be delivered over the next 25 years. The removal of the city’s heavy rail line and the introduction of a new light rail system is central to the project and will restore access from the city to its waterfront and attract people back into the city centre.
HASSELL Principal, Angus Bruce said, “Newcastle’s setting, between the river and the ocean, puts the city in an enviable position. The location provides many of the ingredients needed for an appealing, compact and people-friendly city.”
“Sensitive design improvements will greatly enhance the city’s public spaces and connections. HASSELL will help create a fantastic new interface between Newcastle and its waterfront,” Angus added.
Image courtesy of UrbanGrowth NSW
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