Priority Projects

Priority projects are under way to enrich and enliven Newcastle, from the CBD to the cycleways winding through our suburbs.

Funding for these projects is being sourced largely from special rate variations, which allow local government to increase rates for specific capital works projects.

Our first four priority projects are:

1. City centre revitalisation
2. Coastal revitalisation
3. Upgrading Blackbutt Reserve
4. Providing new cycleways

See below for more information.

City Centre Revitalisation

Over the next few years Council will work alongside the NSW Government and the private sector to deliver initiatives to revitalise Hunter Street and the City Centre.

Providing new Cycleways

A key part of Council's vision for Newcastle is to be a smart, liveable and sustainable City. We will be a leading lifestyle city with vibrant public places, connected transport networks and a distinctive built environment.

Revitalising our Coast

In 2010, Council and the NSW Government consulted widely with the community to develop a Masterplan for managing our coastal resources. We have identified a number of projects to revitalise the coast, including Bathers Way and coastal improvements...

Upgrading Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Reserve is the green heart of Newcastle, providing visitors the chance to enjoy nature trails, wildlife exhibits and recreational facilities. Projects to upgrade the reserve include the construction of playgrounds and toilet block...